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Hi, I just removed all the ceramic in my bathroom in the basement and I am now faced with the task to remove my presswood subfloor. I want to put down a new plywood subfloor and then ceramic.

How do I effectively remove the presswood subfloor as easily and painlessly if possible. Any tricks would help.

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Hi, I just removed all the ceramic in my bathroom in the basement and I am now faced with the task to remove my presswood subfloor. I want to put down a new plywood subfloor and then ceramic.

How do I effectively remove the presswood subfloor as easily and painlessly if possible. Any tricks would help.

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I assume it's not screwed down, that would be too easy.
You could always use a circular saw(skill saw) set at the right depth for
the presswood thickness, and do some cuts around the peremter of the room, then use a pry bar to lift the sheet with nails.
A receprocating saw or sawzall could cut where the skill saw won't.


Good luck with this project,
 

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Why is there a wood floor over the concrete in the basement? Bad, bad, idea. At least I assume it's a concrete floor in a basement.
 

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There may be a shower in this bath but that has nothing to do with the question. Why is Kerdi in this discussion now?

You don't ever use plywood or any wood on a basement floor, it's a very risky installation. You can go direct over the concrete, or better yet install Ditra matting first.

Jaz
 
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