Originally Posted by y-townxj
I recently pulled up the flooring in the bathroom of my house. Because I noticed there was some noticeble soft spots. There are a few planks that are rotted, so heres my question. How can I replace the rotted portions of the planks without removing the whole plank.
Heres some of the options, that are running through my mind
A. cut out the bad spots and lay down 3/4 plywood over the entire floor, just like a non plank subfloor is done.
B. cut out the bad spots, and put in new planks from joist to joist for maximum support
Any help appreciated thanks
I'd go "B."
You don't have to replace the entire plank. Just cut it at the nearest joists to the rotted area. Replace what you removed, secure it, and put your 3/4" plywood over the top.
It's not worth messing around with a soft floor, ESPECIALLY if you're going to install ceramic or porcelain tile.