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Old 03-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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Patching Rotted Wood Flooring

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We have a 18 year old Holiday Rambler Imperial. I am removing the old carpeting and replacing it with engineered hardwood flooring. In removing the carpet, I found a small amount of water damage by the edge of the slideout extending along the outside wall to the engine firewall. The amount of rot is not extensive except in the extreme front left corner where there is about .5 sq. ft. of severe damage. Since all damage is not in a high traffic area, rather than tare up the flooring, my plan is to 1) put rotten wood stabilizer on all areas, 2) use Bondo were needed, 3) use Bondo fiberglass mat and resin to repair/replace the severely damaged area. Once complete, I would then install my hardwood flooring on top. I would appreciate any suggestions and/or comments on this plan.
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I personally would ascertain where the moisture has intruded from and repair prior to any other changes. If you have a totally rotted section of floor, I don't see how any type of chemical will do much good.
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I have used Get Rot with good results. It will penetrate and solidify rotted wood. There ore other similar products as well.
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+2 on epoxy rot repair products. I've successfully used Rot Doctor and Git Rot on boats and on houses. The Rot Doctor products are less expensive and seem to work just fine.

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