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Question DetailsAsked on 4/18/2012

Wht is bst floor for my bath redo? Recntly laid cement, wch needs adtnl slf-lvlg or heavier second cement, or tear up and redo-mud job, or?

Am remodlg bthrm of mid 1800's house that ws chopped up as rntl for many yrs prior to us. At some pt, the floor under the tub was patched w/ particle board wch was starting to crumble thru to basemnt. Floor sags noticably toward where tub was. Cntrctr put wood subfloor, rebarb, rough cement , and says will f/u w/ anthr self-leveling . Shows stress fractures. Another cntrctr came to give estimate of tile am cnsdrg for floor and wall. He saw the floor and asked why wasn't just done as "mud job". Says he wd do a mud job of one application (no second self-levlg), that would be lighter and smooth first time. Today, when I spoke again w/ orgnl cntrctr, said am considering tile and not lenoleum (reading here, I am seeing vinyl not a preferrable choice for bathrms regardless of quality) he said he wd have to put MORE rebarb and concrete. Also advised agnst tile bkz then flr wd be heavy w/ the tub on old house floor. Second cntrctr recmnds tearing up the cement laid & doing stndrd mud job

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Really? You couldn't take the time to actually type out all the words in your question so we can understand exactly what you are asking? I have no idea what you really said in your text.

Answered 8 years ago by rcwally


The form limited the number of characters I could use. I did my best to abbreviate words and not lose their recognizability. I started out having typed out everything, well, until I reached the number of allowable characters limit. So, that's why I wrote it as I did. But I appreciate you taking a look at my question.

Answered 8 years ago by maggie1000

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