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Old 01-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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I am remodeling our bathroom right now and as I have taken out a couple fo walls that were in there I have discovered that there is a sub floor on top of the orginal sub floor. The walls were nailed to the orginal sub floor and then the next layer was put in. Is there a purpose for this, or can this extra layer be pulled up?

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What kind of flooring was on there prior to the remodel, it is common to add a new sub-floor prior to installation of many flooring types. So to answer your question yes you can remove it.

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I am remodeling our bathroom right now and as I have taken out a couple fo walls that were in there I have discovered that there is a sub floor on top of the orginal sub floor. The walls were nailed to the orginal sub floor and then the next layer was put in. Is there a purpose for this, or can this extra layer be pulled up?
Done all of the time. if the toilet leaked and the original subfloor was bad....
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The flooring that was on this new sub floor on top was carpet. If I take that second layer off and put down a new sub floor if needed in place of the original sub floor that would be the best correct?
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What are you putting down in place of the carpet?
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We are going to be putting down tile. The floor on top is a particle board which I didn't mention before. I am going to take it out since it is a bathroom.
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Good move with the particle board!
If you're putting down tile, the 1 subfloor method will probably not be sufficient enough for the tile. The floor needs to be rigid enough to keep the structure from deflecting under load.
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