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Old 05-08-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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So we demo'd my kitchen today. We had 6 layers of linoleum/luan!!! Anyway, we are down to the subfloor planks. Do I put 1/2" ply on top of this then cement board the tile? What do I put down before cement board?

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Minimum 3/8" exposure 1 underlayment grade plywood.
Cement board in fresh thinset.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Bud...right now we are 1/4" below the surrounding hard woods. If I understand your advice correctly I will put down 3/8" ply (Glue and screw) then 1/4" cement board. Tile will add another 1/4". This will put my kitchen floor 5/8" higher...I assume that's okay?

Second question...When I install the plywood do I want to go perpendicular to the joists and screw into the joists?

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Hi,

Bud's busy right now. (he may have gone fishing?)

3/8" underlayment grade is the minimum. NO GLUE. Fasten ONLY into subfloor planks, NOT the joists. So use screws that are 1/4" longer than the thickness of the two layers.

Tile will add a little more than 1/4" Hopefully the tiles a little thicker than that, plus the thin set. Figure 3/8" or so for the tiles. I recommend you use 1/2" underlayment plywood which measures a little less than 1/2".

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And yes, it's going to be higher than your surrounding floor but that's what it takes to use tile. There are ways to transition the height difference.
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Jaz...thanks for the quick reply...1/4" or 1/2" cement board?
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Ditra.

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