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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, New homeowner and new member here. I'm working on my first project which, admittedly, is an ambitious one... I'm remodeling my bathroom and have taken it down to stud and joist. Looking for some advice on the subfloor. A little background, the house was built in the 1950s. Walls are...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am remodeling my bathroom (first time). Removed tile and a 3/4”layer of subfloor that was fairly water damaged only to find this other layer of subfloor that is in much better shape, with a small amount of water damage near the toilet. I am wondering if I should remove/replace only the section...
  3. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I'm in the process of finishing up a plywood subfloor over a slab. I'm about to install the last piece of plywood that leads into the kitchen, however I'm unsure as to whether or not I should extend the vapor barrier into the kitchen itself, as the kitchen will have large format marble...
  4. Flooring
    So I’m redoing our first floor, it’s not subterranean, but it’s right on the slab. We had some moisture problems, mainly because the previous owner had carpet and padding right on the slab. We ripped everything out, put in an interior drain and sump pump. The moisture seems under control now...
  5. Building & Construction
    House was built in the lat '60s. House has a subfloor that has posts spaced 8' apart along joists, and joists are 4' apart. The problem is that walking between the joists acts like a drum! The house actually doesn't creak much, but a 4' continuous span across the length of the house acts as a...
  6. Flooring
    Hi y'all! We recently installed sleepers and a plywood sleeper floor to level our kitchen floor. Keeping with the general recommendations for plywood subfloors, I left 1/8th gaps between sheets of plywood for expansion. (The plywood's not tongue and groove). We now want to install Marmoleum...
  7. Building & Construction
    So, I did something foolish. I'm replacing the toilet in my master bathroom, and cut out a much larger piece of my subfloor than I likely should have. There is no joist running next to the wall for me to fasten my new 5/8 plywood on to. To complicate things further, the closest joist seems to be...
  8. Insulation
    Hi folks, I’m in the planning stages of insulating and finishing our concrete basement floor. Has anyone utilized this product Dricore Insul-armour subfloor (link below)? We will be laying down a floating luxury vinyl plank waterproof flooring on top...
  9. Flooring
    Hi - I have some spongy 3/4" T&G red oak floors. They are 62 years old, so I am sure there are some broken tongues and that the original cleats have loosened from the subfloor in some areas. The original subfloor is only 3/8" thick - it may have absorbed some moisture from the humid air below...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi - I have some spongy 3/4" T&G red oak floors. They are 62 years old, so I am sure there are some broken tongues and that the original cleats have loosened from the subfloor in some areas. The original subfloor is only 3/8" thick - it may have absorbed some moisture from the humid air below...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi, we are building a new home in southwest Ohio and have encountered a curious problem which seems to have stumped everyone. I am reaching out to see if anyone else has experienced something similar or if anyone has any ideas. We are pretty much at a standstill until this can be figured out...
  12. Flooring
    tldr: what's the wisest way to proceed with levelling this bathroom subfloor over years, after replacing gaskets, replacing the toilet, and using shims under the toilet, i finally began the subfloor replacement in the area beneath the toilet to resolve the toilet not sitting flush and water...
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm remodeling an 8' x 5' half bath in a 3-level split where the bath is in the basement on concrete. The old floor was vinyl tile glued directly to the concrete. My plan is to place 1/8" wood subflooring and then the vinyl sheet over that. First question, is that recommended/necessary (to add...
  14. Flooring
    Hi there, I've spent alot of time searching the forum and am more confused than when I started, so thought I'd ask directly. I plan on laying semi-flexible LVF on top of original pine plank (house is about 100 years old). The original floor is pretty stiff and in good shape except for one...
  15. Flooring
    I need replace the subfloor underneath the toilet. How would I find out how thick the subfloor is or how many layers there are without ripping it out? The bathroom has vinyl sheet floor and the bathroom is slightly raised from the hallway. I went under the crawlspace to check the depth from the...
  16. Flooring
    Hi, I'm building a clubhouse / shed with my son, and we're first time builders. It's an 8x12 room. We're about to put the subfloor on top of our joists, and I've heard that I should stagger the seams of the 3/4" plywood. For reference, the joists are running on the short side of the floor...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody, I am in the middle of rebuilding my shower floor and I am happy I stumbled upon this site. You all are a helpful bunch. I have been a DIYer ever since I bought an apartment in New York City. There, in coop apartments, there is very little you are allowed to do (basically inside...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hello everybody, I am in the middle of rebuilding my shower's floor because leaks damaged the subfloor (engineered wood). Please help me with how I can redo the subfloor without impacting the walls that surround the shower in three directions. I've removed the floor layers, including most of...
  19. Insulation
    We have a house built in 1879 and our floor is the original hardwood floor made of heart pine with no subfloor under it - laid right on the beams. We have an unfinished basement underneath that is about 6 feet in height with our HVAC, boiler, etc. If the light is on underneath, you can see...
  20. Flooring
    Hey all, I'm down to the joists in my master bathroom, ready to install fresh 3/4" Plywood Subfloor. When I ask friends their opinion on my flooring layers needed for tiling, I usually get one of the following (conflicting) answers: 1. Just put 1/2" Cement Board directly over your subfloor...
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