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snowman21385 02-03-2013 10:29 PM

over laying old floor
 
i need help i bought a older trailer in a trailer park and one room has a soft floor in spots and i dont know if i can lay 1/4 osb over it and be ok any help ?:confused1::confused1:

joecaption 02-03-2013 10:33 PM

You could but it will do 0 good.
Which room is it the bathroom?
Lots of mobile homes used nothing but partical board on the floors.
Gets wet one time and it turns to oat meal.
To fix it you would have to cut it out and replace with a new subfloor.

snowman21385 02-03-2013 10:50 PM

It's n the bed room where the hot water heater is and the spot is maybe 2'x1' and idk if there r more so was thinking about overe laying whole floor

joecaption 02-03-2013 11:01 PM

Not a great plan to just lay new wood over rotten wood.

snowman21385 02-03-2013 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Not a great plan to just lay new wood over rotten wood.

It's not like all wet n rotten just soft

danpik 02-04-2013 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by snowman21385 (Post 1109062)
It's not like all wet n rotten just soft

It is soft because it was wet at one time and now id rotten. I will repeat what Joe said.

"Not a great plan to just lay new wood over rotten wood."

Cut out the bad spots and repair them first, then you can overlay. 1/4" over a weak spot wont give you any support anyway.

snowman21385 02-04-2013 06:40 AM

Ok Ty

snowman21385 02-04-2013 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by snowman21385
Ok Ty

So fix bad spots and put 1/2 over will that b ok

joecaption 02-04-2013 07:57 AM

Why would you go over it with 1/2, if the weak spots been fix?
What on there for flooring now, and what's the plans for the new flooring?


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