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Old 02-04-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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I have been reading different areas about replacing a subfloor on your site and not sure about some of the verbage. Please explain soul plate?

We are planning to cut the old subfloor at the wall. Adding about four joists for wall support. Should there be anything else that we need to think about. Don't want anymore surprises. This began as a simple kitchen remodel. We were planning to put down tile, but the subfloor is only 1/2" thick.

Any advice/suggestions/warnings will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-05-2009, 05:05 AM   #2
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The sole plate is the framing member that sits on the floor. The vertical wall studs are attached to the sole plate. There is a corresponding member at the top called the ,"top plate", and is usually doubled up.
Why are you adding joists to support a wall?
There's more to a tile floor then just the subfloor. The joists under the subfloor need to be the correct dimension and the span between supports needs to be correct or the floor will have more bounce then the tile can take and the floor will fail.
What size are the joists? What is the span distance?


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