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Old 08-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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what thickness of ply to use on bathroom floor ready for lino?


ive recently had a bad leak in the bathroom, and the insurance are dealing with all the bad stuff, but the mrs wants cushion floor down afterward, and i know you need to put plywood down over the floorboards to give it an even surface, but i dont know what thickness to get or how to put it down? we have a company coming in to lay the lino so i dont have to bother with all that either, its just the ply sub floor!!!!! help please!!!!

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You can use 1/2'' - 5/8'' plywood. Screw it down every 6'' and run a construction adhesive on the floor joist (screw and glue) and you should be setů

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if your plywood is in good shape you can install 1/4" brazilian luan.. it has a smooth top for sheet goods. it comes 8x4 like plywood..you have to "butter" the joints and should be stapled or ring shank nailed every 4-6"s and more on the joints...
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Luan is not a warrantied underlayment for most vinyls. It should be stapled, not nailed.
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If not warrantied and you use plywood, you will have to still skim coat, better to use hardy backer or similar product for a smooth finish plus 4x4 , easier to handle.
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You should be using a good birch plywood for this. 1/4" Ultraply is what we usually use.
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Go 5/8" plywood and install just like epson says and remember to install the plywood with the grain perpendicular to the joists.

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