So I'm repairing the engineered wood floor the prior owner installed in the spare bathroom. The toilet seal leaked, rot, termites, which have been addressed. I now need to replace the area of damaged wood that I removed. It's a cubby area on the end by the door wedged between the vanity in which the toilet sits. It's roughly two feet by three feet with the toilet in the middle and the vanity overhanging the flooring a couple inches.
The engineered wood is a complete glue down on top of the prior early 70s linoleum. When I removed the floor repair area, of course, it peels off the underlying linoleum. I've cut first piece to size, shaved the bottom groove off for the first piece in order to fit it, since both the groove joints and flooring was glued previously. I get a good fit on the first board, but because of the linoleum gap, I have visible sag, I think I will need 1 or 2 mm of squishy subfloor to put in to better a align and close the sag gap.
Any suggestions on what to used instead of buying a big 100 sq ft that the box store seems to be carrying for $80?
It's a very low traffic area, actually no traffic area as the toilet with sit on it and I just need to level it enough to not have a gap in the joint because of slope. We'll eventually remodel and replace everything in this bathroom as its current a combo bathroom/laundry.
I realize this is a hacked up sloppy patch, but I have just enough flooring left behind that was in the garage attic that isn't warped to make the repair but not enough to replace all of the bathroom, nor do I want to rip it all out now as its a continuous throughout the main floor of the house. I've done another bathroom that wasn't continuous with the floor and the way prior owner laid the floor and then completed tub tile work really jeopardizes the tile when removing as he tiled down to the floor in some areas and installed the flooring against the tiles in other.