08:21AM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 06/11/04
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The carpet in an upstairs mastyer bathroom (and potentially the entire florr) is being replaced. The material under the carpet and pad is plywood, but I don't know the thickness. We intend to replace the carpet with ceramic tile or hardwood flooring.

Are there any preparations or other considerations that we need to worry about? The downstairs area is on a slab so I assume there are different installation needs for putting tile or hardwood on plywood (upstairs) versus on a slab (downstairs).

We're novices at this, so any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!


09:18AM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
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Ceramic needs concrete board first on the plywood before install. Hardwood needs depend on the hardwood.

For the concrete areas, ceramic can go on that with a mesh to help with cracking, and an engineered hardwood that floats works best for concrete. With a moisture barrier first of course.


04:19PM | 06/12/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Carpet does not belong in bathrooms. I have yet to replace carpet there and not found reeking smells and rotting subfloor with occasional rotted framing and mold. That is what I suggest you prepare for underneath it all.

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