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Old 02-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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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 ?

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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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.

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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
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Not a great plan to just lay new wood over rotten wood.
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Not a great plan to just lay new wood over rotten wood.
It's not like all wet n rotten just soft
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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.
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Ok Ty
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Ok Ty
So fix bad spots and put 1/2 over will that b ok
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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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