How to fix a bad kitchen floor

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My kitchen floor is vinyl with bad wood under it.I patched some holes and rotted pieces in one area.Should i rip the whole floor up or just put something down on top.I am living on disability because i had a serious operation and was in the hospital four months,i need to know the best way to fix the floor. thank you.
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  • Oh my! Are you sure you want to tackle this project now? If so, it sounds like you need to take up the vinyl and replace the subfloor. I would also investigate what made the subfloor bad in the first place. Possible water intrusion? I would also make sure the floor joists are solid too. Then just replace everything.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 24, 2017
    I understand finances and physical activity may prevent you from doing this in the immediate future , but as soon as you can , rip it up and fix the subfloor . You do not want to fall through and re-injure yourself .

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 24, 2017
    sorry about your situation. Reach out to public assistance in your area.Contact your local town to see if they have expierenced people for your situation.Do not try to tackle this alone. If need be run a add in your local penny saver.

  • John John on May 24, 2017
    Thank you very much.I do have two grand kids living with me.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on May 24, 2017
    You need a professional to access your floor joist to make sure they aren't all rotted.

  • William William on May 25, 2017
    I agree with Naomie! Retired long time home builder and remodeler. Patching the holes and soft spots is a band aid fix. Removing and replacing the subfloor would be best. Also checking and replacing/repairing any bad joists. You can set a circular saw to the depth of the subfloor and cut long strips for easy removal and disposal. I hope your grand kids are old enough, up to the job, and willing to help you out. Any more questions or assistance just give a holler.

  • John John on May 25, 2017
    thank you very much.