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Old 04-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Installing subfloor on soft floor

In my bathroom/hallway my floor is a little soft. No water leaks but must have been leak with previous owner. Instead of tearing out complete floor would it be alright to install 1/4" or more over old floor and then put my new flooring over top. I would put subfloor in entire floor area so no edges to trip over.

I am going to replace old carpet and have laminate or high quality wood look vinyl installed. Bamboo floors sounds like an idea too.

I have a 36' Allegro Bay, double slide, 2000 model and I am 2nd owner. I live in it in a park and with me being a large man it scares me about soft floor eventually getting weaker and cracking.

Ideas anyone, and thanks!!
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I suspect purists might not like it but it's what i would do... you might want to check out the thin foam/padding they put under hardwood floors, as well.

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Nothing wrong with it I'd do my best to replace as much soft stuff as possible but a sub floor ove top to make it easy
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some manufacturers use the vacubond system, which is thin plywood sandwiched between styrofoam. Adding some plywood over that will mask the problem. Have you removed the old flooring to see if there is any discoloration on the floor?
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I don't know if 1/4 inch would hold this fat boy. Might have to go with something a little thicker for support. Jim
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use real plywood- throw luan in the dumpster
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