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Old 02-08-2020, 09:40 AM   #1
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New VCT Over Old VCT


I have 2 bathrooms in a restaurant that have VCT maybe 12 years old, they never kept waxed so water from the sink has seeped through the underlayment. The subfloor is made of OSB and has swelled in areas.

My thinking is to cut out the areas that have swelled replace hose sections and cover the whole floor wh new underlayment and put down new VCT.

I think using OSB was a mistake, I was considering just 1/2 plywood.

Any suggestions???
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:42 AM   #2
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Demo that whole floor and start fresh.

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Old 02-08-2020, 12:08 PM   #3
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once thats all opened up.. hopefully more rot to make more money.

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I wouldn't want my name on anything except a total tear out and re-do of the subfloor. Last man that touches the floor , owns the problems.

Water leakage over God-knows-how-long of a time frame equals mold where you can't see it unless you do a total tear out.

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My dog has a funny habit of finding crap, and then crapping right on it. What you're suggesting seems similar.
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My dog has a funny habit of finding crap, and then crapping right on it. What you're suggesting seems similar.
So much for diplomacy...hah!
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Also, I think this might be the funniest thing I've ever heard you say.
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