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Old 10-29-2014, 12:34 AM   #1
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In 1983 some morons who owned what's now my house poured a cement pad for a bathroom. It's uneven: drops about 1" over the last 16" run on the north side! Don't get me started. Small bathroom: about 55 square feet, L-shaped. On top of the pad they appear to have glued some kind of crap flooring: it's a fine-grained particulate engineered wood material about 1" thick, like sawdust that's glued together. On top of that is some adhesive paper, and a thin sheet of hideous vinyl that's about 1/32 inch thick. Purple paisley.

I want to level the floor and put on ceramic tile. Is there any leveler product I can pour over this crap, that also would be ok for the tile? If not, any clue as to how to tear it all out? It's stuck on real good. There's also a bathtub, so don't know how i could cut it flush to the tub.

A nightmare.Any ideas? Wrecker ball is best, but I have a mortgage.

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Feel your pain.

First step....remove all that crap down to the concrete.

Next step.....Leveling compound. HD carries it. Just follow the instructions. It's easy to use....just don't take short cuts or try to rush it.

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Any of you guys know what tool/saw to use to cut this subflooring out? I think it's called pressboard. It's very dense and glued on very well. As there's cement underneath I don't this this s**t flexes or moves.

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Any of you guys know what tool/saw to use to cut this subflooring out? I think it's called pressboard. It's very dense and glued on very well. As there's cement underneath I don't this this s**t flexes or moves.
It would help to post some picks.

One question.....is the wall framing on top of this stuff? If so, you have bigger problems.
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Doesn't show much...but what it does show looks uuuuugly.

Does the wood extend under the walls?
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If it is already 1" out probably ceramatic tiles are not for you because it will crack in the future as your house starts to fall over.... You can use 2x6's or osb floor for a over it new subfloor. Maybe some vinyl flooring product.
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Can't believe this place sometimes.

What you have there is particle board. Particle board is bad news and cannot be used anywhere in a ceramic tile installation. Get rid of it at any cost. If it is under the tub and you won't do as you should and remove it then just break it off up to the tub.

This product is easy to deal with. Get a hammer and a pry bar and go for it. It isn't the big deal you are trying to make it out to be.
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If it is already 1" out probably ceramatic tiles are not for you because it will crack in the future as your house starts to fall over.... You can use 2x6's or osb floor for a over it new subfloor. Maybe some vinyl flooring product.
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If your subfloor is out in 50sq area by 1"???? Are you a joke, the subfloor is not stable and will crack the ceramic tile in few months or years...
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If your subfloor is out in 50sq area by 1"???? Are you a joke, the subfloor is not stable and will crack the ceramic tile in few months or years...
So you are suggesting the guy create a 7" step to step up into his bathroom, lowering his ceiling to 7-1/2' and cutting seven or eight inches off of the bottom of the door, burying his tub or shower deep in the floor? What am I missing here?
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If your subfloor is out in 50sq area by 1"???? Are you a joke, the subfloor is not stable and will crack the ceramic tile in few months or years...
Why's that? It's a concrete floor with a piece of particle board on it. Remove the wood, use a cement leveler.
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Why's that? It's a concrete floor with a piece of particle board on it. Remove the wood, use a cement leveler.
I'm tellin' ya !

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