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Old 11-24-2015, 02:05 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by WagonMaster View Post
You're beginning to worry me a little. The laminate or anything other covering must go on over a sub-floor. Your sub-floor is what is rotted. You must replace it before thinking about laminate.
I understand this. Maybe I worded it wrong. But I'm talking about when I rip up the laminate and replace the bad sub floor, it would almost be just as easy to rip up the carpet and the rest of the kitchen floor and replace the whole laminate . The sub floor is of course the main priority. But that is only in the back corner of the RV that is bad. You can see this area which is under the weight bench in the pic. The other part that is soft is the 4 tiles in front of the fridge in the pic. The scary part is the sub floor is bad going under the fridge in front of those 4 tiles. Im not sure how to get to that. The other pic is the rest of the floor which is in good shape that I was thinking of tearing up and replacing with laminate floor.
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:14 PM   #30
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Of course, nobody knows what you'll find until you rip it open. And yes, chasing rot under the fridge / cabinets may prove challenging. Maybe you decide (once you've had a good look) that you replace all of the subfloor right up to the cabinets and don't worry too much about what's under them anyway, as long as you've dealt with all of the significantly structural rot. Or maybe that's not good enough, and you figure out how to pull the cabinets and do it "right", stem to stern.

We are all wired different in our heads - I just replaced the roof on my MH. How I dealt with the unknown was asking myself "what's the worst thing that could happen?" and then going from there with my game plan. Once I had a "plan B" I figured I was good to give it a shot. Also, don't let the "perfect" be the enemy of the good (enough). Not to say do a crappy job - just to make judgment calls that will get you to a decent result, given your time, money, and the value of the end product. It's a balancing act, in my opinion.

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