Bathroom Floor Underlayment
readingcharlesdickens.com -Bathroom Floor Underlayment In a bathroom that has seen water damage, for example, the old plywood or OSB subfloor may need to be removed down to the joists, a new subfloor laid, followed by a cement board underlayment, and finally new ceramic tile floor covering.
What type of plywood for bathroom floor?. By Michael Logan. The bathroom floor gets wet. That usually means the underlayment and the subfloor also get wet. The floor must also handle the weight of the tub, shower, tiles and other fixtures. Tile floors are especially heavy with layers of cement board, mortar, tile or stone and grout. Using the right type plywood ensures a long-lasting floor.
How to replace Bathroom Floor Underlayment . Find out how to replace a bathroom floor underlayment that has rotted away because of a leak. Get tips on removing the toilet and the sink and matching the thickness of the existing underlayment. As for the new floor, laminate is your best option because linoleum will highlight any unevenness in the floor.
How to tile a floor using an underlayment membrane. When installing a tile floor, a layer of cement backer board is usually put down over a plywood subfloor to provide a firm, stable surface. A waterproof underlayment membrane like Ditra from Schluter Systems can be substituted for backer board. Made of lightweight polyethylene, the membrane is only 1/8” thick and can be cut easily with a utility knife.