Hey guys, newbie on the forum, just a quick question for those of you with a few years on me.
I'm renovating a friends kitchen and bathroom in a first floor apartment. I started removing the bath floortile today when I realized there is no real subfloor, just cemented beer bottles with broken tile and 10" of thinset to make the shower base.
I removed most of it and am now left with broken up cement/thinset/tile with solid concrete in some places.
I'm going to be putting down porcelain tile, so my two choices are:
Frame a wood subfloor, put down plywood, put down cement board, thinset tile.
level out, Pour a concrete slab with a broom finish and thinset the tile to that.
I'm leaning for the latter, as it's less work, easier and would make more sense I think.
If I go with the slab, will portland/ sand/ water work or should I use a latex additive?
There is a basement below so moisture is not a big concern (at least i don't think)
Any thickness recommendations? There is a cement base in some places so I shouldn't have to go too thick, right?