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07:06AM | 08/03/14
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I have vinyl tiles in the bathroom. Also the A/C is in the closet of same. It leaked and caused the tiles to loosen and when my disabled husband rolls over then with his wheel chair, the tiles break. I don't know what to replace these tiles with..that if this accident occurs again what could with stand this abuse . I assume that the sub floor got wet also and caused this problem. Do I replace sub floor also. This is a very old house in Katrina country... so rising water is an issue also. Help

David, Moderator

11:37PM | 08/03/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
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Thanks for stopping by
You say the tile are breaking. They must be very old and brittle.

If the sub-floor is damaged it should be replaced.
A few flooring options would be i piece vinyl or ceramic tile.

If you do ceramic, the sub-floor needs to be a total of 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 thick. On top of that you would need to install a concrete backer board embedded in thin-set and screwed down according to manufacturers recommendations.
Hope this helps
David
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