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Old 12-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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My bathroom floor is fallling, it is roughly about an inch away from the wall in the one corner of the bathroom where the tub and toliet are.

you could say that its caving in on that area of the floor.

If i pull up the ceramic tile can i just cut out that corner of flooring, replace the plywood and re-tile it or will i have to pull the tub out because it goes underneather the front part of the tub?

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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If this is an old house then the tile was just stuck down to plywood most likly, and the tile may not be able to be color matched.
If it's a small bath room I'd remove the tile and cut out all the old sub floor and replace all of it.
The floor gets cut out using a Toe Kick and an ossilating saw.
All the base board, toilet, vanity, door need to come out first.
A toe Kick will cut the subfloor out tight to the tub and not scratch it.

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Old 12-21-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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HOLD ON FIRST THINGS FIRST.

buff, can you see under the floor? Is there a basement or a crawl space? Before we go off fixing things let's first determine what the problem is that's causing the condition and then find a way to fix it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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acutally its a crawl space which is very small, when they came to insulate the crawl space a few years ago they couldn't get in there.
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acutally its a crawl space which is very small, when they came to insulate the crawl space a few years ago they couldn't get in there
So you don't care to take a look down there or send someone into the crawl space to see why the floor is doing what it is doing ?
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there is a partial wall that hides the pipes to the tub which has allowed water to leak around the shower doors and tub surround which in turn rotted the flooring our in the area in question
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How about a picture?
Sounds like if it's that bad it may all have to come out and that wall changed to a better plan.
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If i pull up the ceramic tile can i just cut out that corner of flooring, replace the plywood and re-tile it or will i have to pull the tub out because it goes underneather the front part of the tub?
There is no way you can expect anyone on an Internet forum to speculate on what it will take to fix your problem until you (or someone local) makes an informed inspection of the circumstances.

You must first find out exactly what the problem is. The cause of the problem is secondary at this point but that also should be addressed at some point.

You will get all kinds of random advice based on speculation from here and still won't have any answers.

I suggest you contact a local contracting company and get some advice from experienced tradesmen in your area. THEN, with some answers if you choose to DIY this problem you can return here for advice and some ideas as to how do so.

Wild speculation isn't the rational way to approach the problem.

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