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Re: Sinking lino floor
Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2019, 8:32pm
 
I've seen a few plumbers hack the joist about that's for sure.

Need that Lino up and have a look under the board. Lino and dry rot go hand in hand, so who knows what you'll find
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Reply #4 - Jul 19th, 2019, 7:03pm
 
I wonder if a plumber or sparky cut up the floor to run services and didn't put the floor back properly. In which case it may not be a massive job, for a joiner, to put it right. Grin
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Reply #3 - Jul 19th, 2019, 8:57am
 
Agree with woodsmith, The very least you need to see under the lino.

What age is the property
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Reply #2 - Jul 19th, 2019, 8:40am
 
If this was just a problem in one room then it may have been something simple to resolve but if it's in all the bedrooms there is most likely a real major problem with this house. You could have a structural survey done but it would be expensive and may be inconclusive as they wouldn't normally take the floor up. Personally, unless the house is phenomenally underpriced, I would find somewhere else to buy.
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Re: Sinking lino floor
Reply #1 - Jul 18th, 2019, 8:55pm
 
How much of a dip?  If it's moving a centimetre or more, it sounds like a chipboard floor has begun to fail.  Not too expensive to repair.
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Sinking lino floor
Jul 18th, 2019, 11:03am
 
Hi, me and my partner are looking at purchasing a house. Upon viewing this property, we noticed that the lino floor in all three of the bedrooms had dips in certain areas, which were soft and caused your foot almost to sink partially into the lino. Now, we know very little about building structures etc, so we wondering if you could speculate as to what it could be and whether it’s worth even proceeding with a building survey. In the bathroom and hall on the same floor, there seems to be no sinking, however these are tiled and carpeted respectively. There doesn’t seem to
be any moisture in any of the bedrooms. Could this just be a case of poorly fitted lino, or do you think it may be a larger job?

Thanks,

Ashley
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