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Old 01-26-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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I bought a home that's fully carpeted. I hate the idea of having carpeting in the bathroom, but I'm not sure what's underneath it.

It looks like the carpet pad is stapled to wooden planks maybe 2" wide. Not sure why the wood is painted white. It doesn't look like plywood, though, and I think (hope) that's a good thing.

Is this the floor, or is there another layer underneath it these white boards are nailed to?



I believe that to properly tile, I'll have to float in concrete to prevent cracking. Assuming there is a plywood subfloor beneath these boards, would the move be to pull them out, float concrete on the plywood, and tile on top of that? The adjacent room is the same story as this one, so that would work out well from a thickness perspective.

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Looks like hardwood flooring to me, why its painted white, your guess is as good as mine.

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Is there a standard thickness range for hardwood? The house was built in 1981. Thanks again for your help!
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You will have to do some investigating on that one, if its old T&G then its undoubtedly 3/4" thick, but what kind of sub-floor is it set on, is a question you will have to find the answer to.
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Fair enough. Thanks again.
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i would say not to waste time cleaning it up, depending on height dif where the rooms meet, if you can just buy new plywood, screw it down over the whole floor, make sure nothings rotten under b4 u do that, you'll have a fresh clean floor to work with. taking all that paint off is a waist of time

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Is there an air duct on that floor?
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The paint looks like Kilz to cover up pet stains. If your putting ceramic tile down you can just go over the floor with a concrete backer board or Ditra if you are cocerned about hight.
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My two cents is tear the corner up and use a hole saw to check the thickness of the subfloor if in doubt. If it is 3/4" you should be fine with tiling over it as long as it is level and study. Some people beef up their subfloor for tile by adding additional plywood before the backerboard. If you have rotten subfloor replace it. I'd suggest just using 5/16" durrock and going over the 3/4". I'm sure someone will chime in about deflection which is fine but the transitions need to make sense and hopefully not exceed 3/4" so you can find a transtion device that makes sense. So tear up the carpet, take up the toilet and vanity (if you are changing the vanity), cut in your board, mortar under the board, screw or nail the board down, lay full tiles, speed set your cuts, and grout. Good luck.
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I would think, just my humble opinion, that laying tile onto an old hardwood floor, even if sound, would be risky as hardwood floors do move, and move alot from season to season.

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That appears to be be strip flooring of some kind and if so it is not suitable to tile over without first adding a layer of plywood, minimum 3/8".

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