I'm getting ready to repair a small dry rot spot in my bathroom floor and am conflicted on which product to use.

When I visited my local big box store, they had a couple options:

1) High Performance Wood Filler:

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2) Premixed Patch n'Level:

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What's the difference between these two types of products? When is it appropriate/recommended to use one over the other?

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The leveling compound pictured is used underneath a finish floor. The minwax/ bondo solution would provide a durable fix that you could walk on. So I guess it depends on whether you'll throw something over the top of the fix...

  • At this point I'm just planning to buy some time until the next bathroom remodel. Planning to just put a vinyl patch over it for now.
    – Mike B
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 23:58
  • DEFINITELY use the Minwax filler. It will be much more resistant to the moist conditions presented by the location of your patch. That leveling compound is not resistant to moisture. Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 22:27

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