Now, let me show you why it looked like a scene from Hoarders...
This is what the slide looked like before I started. Yeah, I know! It kinda looks like a scene from Hoarders right there.
Let me just say at this point that no animals or children were harmed or lost in here! LOL
And here it is--red padding and if you look at the bottom of the picture you can see that there is a metal plate with a white edge.
Not the worst thing I could have found!
I found plywood. I didn't expect that AT ALL! I was impressed! It was in good shape so I pulled out the staples, put on the special sealer made for the vinyl planks and it was ready to go.
I found that it takes 2 layers of the flooring to be level to the metal plate.
So I had a decision to make. I could get some thin luan and lay another subfloor. That is kind of expensive.
Or I could level it off to a slight rise and lay the flooring--which I did.
Check out that little black, uh white, paw...
Anywho, the leveling didn't work too well, so I decided to simply run two layers of the flooring which was less expensive than actually laying another subfloor.
Now to move on to more of the floor...