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Old 08-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Doing prep before laying tile in our two room bathroom. One room with the toilet used to be linoleum. The other room with the vanity was carpet. They will both be tile. I had to put a subfloor where the carpet used to be. There is now less than an1/8" difference between the two rooms. Should I get rid of this difference via flor leveler or can I just even it out with the thin set when I lay the tile?

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What are you using for a tile backer? Cement board or Ditra?

After the backer board is installed using thinset and nails or screws check with a straight edge--

If needed add a self leveling compound.

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Under those circumstances it would be really easy to over-shoot your desired elevation with Self Leveller. Proceed with caution.
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Already have the cement board down, that's where the height discrepancy comes in. When you say it's easy to overshoot your level, is that a vote for achieving level while tiling? The difference is so insignificant that I don't think I'll notice if it's not level, and the rooms are both very small. Just looking for a recommended course of action.
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you probably dont need to worry about 1/8" around the room transition

if it is just an absolute variation between the two rooms, I start tiling in the higher room, then build up the lower room as needed (you cant push the tiles in the higher room lower!)...

floor leveler can be tricky to do right, and most amateurs would have variations of 1/8" with a first time floor leveler use!
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I personally wouldn't worry about it. You won't be lifting the entire room accurately with thinset either. That doesn't work like you might think.

I would proceed as-is and then ramp the tiles at that location to meet the adjoining elevation if it is totally necessary. A slight ramping of tile won't be noticeable if the tiles are full pieces or near full pieces. The smaller the cuts the more noticeable any ramping becomes.

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