VCT in bathroom

Old 05-31-05, 03:37 PM
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VCT in bathroom

Questions for anyone who can answer them.

Im not the handiest person around but i have done a little commercial flooring installation and i took some VCT home with me so i can put in my mom's bathroom floor. She has really old sheet vinyl down now that is falling apart. i cant tell exactly whats underneath but it looks like rotted wood? after tearing up the floor do i need to use ardex over the rotting wood, and then apply new plywood? im not too sure what to do. just use the ardex and then glue on top of it? please some one give advice if u have it. Let me know if VCT is even okay to put in bathrooms, i know there will be a lot of water on the floor when showering. Please leave advice in great detail becuase i need all the help i can get.

thanks alot


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Old 05-31-05, 06:49 PM
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You should remove any rotted wood before proceding with the underlayment.
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Remove rotted wood an replace with exterior grade plywood, making sure that surface is super smooth to receive VCT tiles. Covering rot is not the way to go. And, you need to resolve the moisture issues. If there is an open shower, there is usually a floor drain and ceramic tile required. If there is an enclosed shower and tub, then shower curtain and/or door sealing issues need to be addressed to prevent moisture issues. Address the moisture issues from shower and there should be no flooring moisture issues.

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