Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bathroom Limestone - Part 1 of 3 - Vinyl Floor Removed and Sub Floor Replaced


All supplies

By Gary Boutin 

Supplies and Tools:
Acrylic caulking latex 
Caulk gun
Circular saw
Cordless drill 12 and 18-volt
3 3/8-inch cordless circular saw
Deck screws
Douglas fir stud 2x4x8 
Fiberglass R30
Mechanics gloves
Oriented strand boards (OSB) 19/32-inch
Phillips screwdriver 
Reciprocating blades 
Vacuum 

This job is located in the City of Pomona, a multi-story condominium in a beautiful rural setting with mature oak trees and a well established community.

The post shows the thirteen steps to the removal and replacement of a hallway bathroom floor. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the project was started by the homeowner who removed the vanity, the plumbing except the stop valves, ABS drain line, and the floor around the toilet.
Fig.1 Only sink lines are left
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the old linoleum floor. The reason the floor has been removed is that the old floor had holes in it and was leaking water into the garage.
Fig.2 Linoleum
Fig.3 Floor holes








Step 3: Fig.4 shows that the entire linoleum floor needed removal including around the toilet.
Fig.4 Vinyl cover removed
Step 4: Fig.5 shows Carl cutting the old damaged flooring using a 3-3/8-inch cordless circular saw. 
Fig.5 Cut plywood out
Step 5: Fig.6 shows that we completed removal of the floor, and now we installed Douglas Fir 2x4 wood edges to hang the new floor on. The old floor stopped at the wall, but had no wood edges.
Fig.6 Additional bracing
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the circular saw used to cut the floor edges to be fitted on the floor.  
Fig.7 Floor removed
Step 7: Fig.8 shows the removed wet fiberglass and vacuumed the area of dirt, dust and wood chips.
Fig.8 Clean up the mess

Step 8: Fig.9 shows that we replaced the damaged fiberglass. 
Fig.9 Replace the 
wet fiberglass
Step 9: Fig.10 shows the bathroom fiberglass was replaced in the floor area.
Fig.10 Installing 
new fiberglass
Step 10: Fig.10 shows Carl starting to measure the area for a new side support.
Fig.10 Measuring the floor
Step 11: Fig.11 shows the cutting of the OSB particle board.
Fig.11 OSB board trimmed
Step 12: Fig.12 shows that the floor with the new sub-floor installed. Carl is using a cordless drill to screw in deck screws that will never rust.


Fig.15 Screwing the floor
Step 13: Fig.16 shows Carl has caulked the floor edges with silicone. The first part of this job is now completed.
Fig.16 Caulking to 
the floor gaps
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