Rotting to bathroom floor of a house in the eastern suburbs. These photos show why it is very poor building practice to have particleboard below a wet area, such as a bathroom, toilet or laundry. Almost everything in the room would have to be removed to gain access and replace the particleboard floor including any […]
Leak from bathroom causing rot to particle-board flooring. This is a very good reason not to use particle-board flooring below wet areas. Although any type of timber will rot (apart from compressed fibro sheeting) particle-board flooring will deteriorate much quicker than timber therefore require replacing even if the leaking has been identified early.
Recess for soap and other items within showers is not a good idea as it eventually allows seepage and rot to occur, even if waterproofed. Normal expansion and contraction between different materials eventually causes cracks to the waterproofing underneath, then leaking. These recesses must be monitored and kept sealed to their internal corners.
Ever wondered why you have this lingering unwanted smell in your bathroom and ensuite. Look no further. The problem is a combination floor, basin and shower waste-pipe, dumb idea isn’t it? The only way to effectively eliminate this problem (without continually putting smelling salts into the floor waste) is to run separate waste pipes from […]