am hoping someone can help me with a flooring query.
Here is my logic (or madness!!)
I am in the process of updating my ensuite, which has chipboard
tongue/groove flooring, and I need to reroute some plumbing.
Also I have found that the chipboard is water damaged in a couple of places
Therefore some of the chipboard flooring has to come up to provide me with
access and to allow for repair.
Now as I wish to lay ceramic tiles, I thought that rather than lay plywood
on top of the chipboard (which is what is recommended) it might be better to
just rip it all up and replace it with thicker plywood.
My logic is I get all the access I want, I don't have to repair the damaged
sections and the overall floor thickness should be reduced, as compared to
chipboard + ply.
Is this an acceptable practice and if so what thickness of plywood would I
Also it raises another problem.
On three of the four sides of the ensuite is a partition wall which is built
on top of the flooring.
What is the best method to remove the chipboard, right upto the partitions?
I'm at a loss as to how I can get close enough to make a neat job.
I hate chipboard!!! Floorboards were so much easier
Hope someone has some ideas / suggestions that might help