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Old 07-27-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Hi, I just removed all the ceramic in my bathroom in the basement and I am now faced with the task to remove my presswood subfloor. I want to put down a new plywood subfloor and then ceramic.

How do I effectively remove the presswood subfloor as easily and painlessly if possible. Any tricks would help.

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Hi, I just removed all the ceramic in my bathroom in the basement and I am now faced with the task to remove my presswood subfloor. I want to put down a new plywood subfloor and then ceramic.

How do I effectively remove the presswood subfloor as easily and painlessly if possible. Any tricks would help.

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I assume it's not screwed down, that would be too easy.
You could always use a circular saw(skill saw) set at the right depth for
the presswood thickness, and do some cuts around the peremter of the room, then use a pry bar to lift the sheet with nails.
A receprocating saw or sawzall could cut where the skill saw won't.


Good luck with this project,

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Why is there a wood floor over the concrete in the basement? Bad, bad, idea. At least I assume it's a concrete floor in a basement.
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What else would I put over concrete instead of plywood?
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Ouch.. Guess I missed the "basement" part of that post.
No wood should be installed here. Tiles can be installed directly on the cement, or you should look into something like this:
http://www.indianafloorsllc.com/kerdi.aspx

Kerdi shower kits, and follow instructions...

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There may be a shower in this bath but that has nothing to do with the question. Why is Kerdi in this discussion now?

You don't ever use plywood or any wood on a basement floor, it's a very risky installation. You can go direct over the concrete, or better yet install Ditra matting first.

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Ditra sounds like a great product. Is it available a2 Home Depot, Reno Depot, Rona, etc?

Is it expensive?

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