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Old 03-02-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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we are re-tiling a kitchen floor, we have already pulled up the old tile... my question is can we re-use the hardi board and level the area?

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If it's me I tear it up and replace it. I think it'd be more irritating to patch and relevel the old stuff. You're looking at a days work and a couple hundred bucks..worth it in my opinion.

Im picturing the hardibacker as being pretty torn up though. In my experience, I've never removed the tile and had the hardibacker be left in decent shape. I guess if you somehow managed to get that tile off of there pretty cleanly (like if it weren't installed correctly to begin with) and the hardibacker would just need a minimal amount of patch work, then go ahead and reuse it.


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How hard is jt to remove the hardboard since it was screwed with mortar underneath
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we are re-tiling a kitchen floor, we have already pulled up the old tile... my question is can we re-use the hardi board and level the area?
My question would be, how did you get the tile off the hardie board without doing extensive damage?
Can you post a picture of what you have. Try and put a straight edge or 2 down so we can see how rough it is.
If it's not too bad, and you have the clearance, a self leveling compound might work.
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