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Old 01-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Hello, I am redoing the flooring in my bathroom. After removing the existing carpeting I found the original (9x9) tiles which I am assuming contain asbestos. I have been advised that I should apply a self leveling product over the top of the tiles and lay the new tile over the top. Before I do that I need to repair an area of underlayment in the area of the stool. Existing underlayment is 1/2 inch particle board coated with some sort of polyurethane. However, there is moisture damage to the area around the stool and the particle board failed. My plan is to replace the damaged section around stool with a plywood underlayment and install a vinyl tile. Is this an advisable method to repair the underlayment as well as covering the existing tile flooring?
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I guess I originally thought that but after investigating further found that the existing underlayment was in excellent shape. Also, I am a little concerned with disrupting the existing tile. The tile was probably installed around 1960 and can only assume that it contains some asbestos. The project is a little over 30 sq feet. Should I be concerned about disrupting the old flooring?

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Since it is a bathroom, is there any other barrier that should be put down either above or below the underlayment to deal with any potential moisture issues? Do the seams in the underlayment need to be sealed?
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We will be using Downs LVT Dynaclic vinyl tiles (11 7/8 x 23 7/8). It is a floating tile.
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house was built in 1951 and subfloor is in planks. Still working on demolition but only a small portion on one plank immediately next to stool pipe shows water damage to the point it is a little soft. I believe the subfloor is 3/4 inch tongue and groove by 5 inch wide. I would like to replace with 1/2 inch underlayment to bring back to original height. Manufacture claims are that this is a very tight and water resistant flooring system. This bathroom is utilized mainly as a spare bathroom. Tub but no shower. Will not see the normal traffic and use as the main bathroom.
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Thanks for the advise. I will check subfloor and if any doubt will go to thicker underlayment.
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I was told recently they're working on it. They were working on it years ago.

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