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Can I redo bathroom floor without removing tub?

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Posted by: from Alliston
3/13/2015 at 4:06:58 PM

Our bathroom floor creeks and would like to focus on the creek areas to replace the floor. Then put ceramic tile down. Do not want to spend a lot, but want to eliminate the creeks.

Can I redo the floor without taking out the tub? Maybe cut the floor around the tub?

Thanks

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Date/Time3/13/2015 at 5:04:50 PM

Yes you can, you can cut the tiles with the grinder. Make sure you go as tight as possible and a straight line all the way.

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Date/Time3/13/2015 at 5:26:33 PM

YES you can. Based on our 17 years of experience even if you have ceramic tiles on the floor you can take them out without taking out the tub because ceramic tiles should not be installed under the bathtub.

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Ryan from Rosko Inc in Hamilton
Date/Time3/13/2015 at 6:26:36 PM

Yes, you can. Make sure you screw down your sub-floor into the floor joists prior to installing tile. and thoroughly check that you addressed all the squeaks before you lay your tile down. Big emphasis on screwing the floor down because its less likely to lose its grip over time then if you were to nail it down.

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Date/Time3/13/2015 at 8:59:13 PM

Yes you can. I do it all the time.

Thanks,

Dwayne

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Brian from Next Restoration in Rockwood
Date/Time3/13/2015 at 9:02:28 PM

Yes, for sure you can.

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Date/Time3/16/2015 at 12:26:16 PM

Yes you can!

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Robert from Brask Renovations in Ottawa
Date/Time3/16/2015 at 1:20:07 PM

Hi,

Yes by all means you can repair your floor without removing the tub. If you have cushion flooring then you can remove it and then screw the sub floor down to the floor joist.

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