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My much-delayed project to remodel a house I bought last year is s l o w l y getting going. I know what I want to do, and have been replacing the utilities and doing the demolition in little steps.
Last weekend, I finally gutted the kitchen, right down to the studs. The old cabinets were a hazardous waste site in their own right, and (as expected) there were signs of considerable water damage over the years.
Indeed, under the cabinets the subfloor was destroyed. Between water, mold, and simple rot, there are major holes. Now, let's step back a moment ...
The counters were along the same wall that has the bathroom on the other side. The bathroom floor, in a similar manner, has severe water damage, and a replacement patch fit in around the toilet. So, we're talking about a significant bit of floor that needs complete replacement - perhaps a section 9-ft x 12-ft.
The original subfloor was made using 7/8" T&G planks, laid on a bias to the floor joists.
Here's my question: Would you repair by notching replacement planks, offsetting the joints - or would you make a square cut over the joists and just lay down some sheet goods?
Also: With the patch taking up half the kitchen floor space and 2/3 of the bath floor space .... would you just remove all of the flooring and do the complete rooms new?