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What's Your Subfloor?

Posted by Chris Hebert on June 14th, 1998 09:17 PM
In reply to Bathroom Floor Tile Replacement by Don DesChamps on June 14th, 1998 08:25 PM [Go to top of thread]

Seems if the tile is popping off you need to fix
your problem before putting down a new floor. What's
below your tile? Not plywood, huh? Mortar bed?
Concrete backerboard? The popping tiles seem like
evidence of movement and/or an improper bond with
the subfloor. I'm afraid you'll likely have to
remove the tile before putting in a new floor. Depending
upon the size of your bathroom you could be looking
at a day of demolition and fixing of your subfloor.
If the subfloor is plywood you may have some rotten
areas that need to be replaced. The work required
really does depend upon your subfloor type though.
Once the subfloor is checked out and flat and level you
could go with a quick installation of a quality
vinyl flooring. The vinyl could be pre-cut long
before you even start the demolition so it will install

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