My mates washing machine has been dripping for 2 years causing the chipboard floor to expand throughout kitchen / living room. The whole floor needs replacing. I can take the kitchen out no problems and refit easy enough. Any tips for the easiest removal of the old chipboard - can i use my reciprocating saw? And what would be the best material to use in replacement? Any tips much appreciated!!
If the chipboard has been regularly wet you should be able to remove it easily by levering it up off the joists. Would not recommend the reciprocating saw in case you cut through cables.
Replace the floor with 22mm green T&G chipboard but take the opportunity to insulate between the floor joists.