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Old 10-15-2020, 02:32 PM
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Hardy har har har.

We had new tubs installed last year. My wife wanted a wider, deeper tub and the room was carpeted so instead of messing with the carpeting they just laid the tub over 2" of carpeting and padding.
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:05 PM
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Bathroom? Carpeting? Is there wall to wall carpeting in the shower? Think I saw that in a tv ad.
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:47 PM
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Yup. We live in a 30 year old prefab home built by the lowest bidders. I can't think of a time when it was ever a good idea to put carpeting in a bathroom. It's driven me nuts for years that my wife insists on kneeling next to the tub while washing her hair every morning. When I tore out the carpeting and padding I see now that there's a permanent wet spot in the subfloor.

Before, with the new tub. The old tub was a beige single piece thing that was several inches narrower. I took the picture to show my wife the fresh paint - she now wants a lighter color. SMH.



Here's what the subfloor looks like now. I'm putting in more of that water resistant plywood atop it - along with backer board for the tiles. I'm going to have to cut the trim to accommodate for the extra height but I don't want leaks in the kitchen ceiling.

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Old 10-17-2020, 12:49 PM
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No need for more plywood, unless you want to replace the piece with the water damage. 1/2" backer board and paint a liquid membrane over it. RedGard or HydroBan or something of that nature. Just make sure that you use a modified thinset. for your tile.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:29 PM
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No need for more plywood, unless you want to replace the piece with the water damage. 1/2" backer board and paint a liquid membrane over it. RedGard or HydroBan or something of that nature. Just make sure that you use a modified thinset. for your tile.

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Thanks, guys but I'm proceeding forth based on my experience with the generally light construction of my house. There is noticeable flex in the flooring throughout my home so I can't in good conscience put down porcelain tile without reinforcing the subfloor.
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Ok, Ok. I'm personally not a fan of OSB used horizontally. Vertical, sure. Just not on the floor. That wet spot with just about any kind of subfloor will remain spongy. With my obsession for overkill, I would probably pull all of the subfloor flush with the walls, under the tub too, scab-out where necessary to have an edge to nail to, do some heavy blocking in between all of the joists to stiffen the floor, and then screw and glue (construction adhesive) 3/4" or 1" plywood down for subfloor.

It sounds like a lot, but the blocking would go a long way to stiffen the floors.
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But this ain't my project. If you are going to build-up another layer of subfloor, use plenty of construction adhesive. That should reduce some of the give. Also, put thinset between your backerboard and your plywood. That should give the floor additional stiffness. Use the modified thinset all the way. It costs a little more, but is stronger over time.
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:10 PM
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That wet spot in the particle board isn't showing any apparent give. The plywood I'm putting atop it is 12/32" thick and is tongue in groove. It's listed as "water resistant" by only inasmuch as it can be kept outside during the job. Its surface is simply coated; the cross section is not.

FWIW in the other bathroom I put down 1/4" exterior grade plywood and just screwed the backer board down on top of it. It's been about a year now and no issues so far.
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My wife fell out of love with the color of the wall paint and chose a new color, so that's what I'm doing.

We're having friend over for a bonfire night then getting up semi-early tomorrow to trade in the Oddity for a new Honda Pilot. Yes, I know I said I don't like SUV's but during the test drive the AWD and higher wheelbase sucked me in. The new Odyssey didn't seem to have the same pep as our old one has either. They all run the 3.5L V6. d
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