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Old 06-18-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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How to level bathroom to match bedroom


Most of my house is going to have 3/4" hardwood floors over 3/4" plywood. The baths and maybe kitchen will have tile. The total thickness of the hardwood floors will be about 1.5" and so the tiles will end up sitting too low.

I'd like something other than concrete or a leveler. I could use plywood, but given that it's a wet area and applying tile to plywood might not be a good idea.

The reason for being concerned with concrete is that if someone want's to change things later, removing the concrete would be a real pain.

I could use some of that backer board that they use on shower walls, but it would have to be 1.5" - the thickness of the tile. My guess is that tile is probably 1/4" thick. I don't know if they make a 1.25" thick backer type board.

Any suggestions on what I could do?

BTW, the reason for the 3/4" plywood is that my foundation is a concrete slab and was tiled over in the 1930's I don't want to glue the hardwood, so putting down a layer of 3/4" plywood gives me a good solid surface to attach the hardwood to.
I'm not concerned about the plywood getting wet because it's going over tile and not contacting the concrete directly.

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You are taking a huge chance ,putting plywood over a slab---tile covered or not.

The right way to build up the base for your tile is 'Deck Mud'

Adding a sandwich of plywood under tile in a wet room like a bath? Not wise.
It is your choice----take a chance on the floor failing the first time you have a leak---or use deck mud---Mike----

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Don't even try.
Use a nice thick marble threshold there.
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Don't even try.
Use a nice thick marble threshold there.
It's not the threshold, it's both entire bathrooms and the kitchen. They are near level now, but won't be once the hardwood is installed.
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It's not the threshold, it's both entire bathrooms and the kitchen. They are near level now, but won't be once the hardwood is installed.
Your tile and build will be about 1/2 inch.... what about a normal transition strip.. minimal 1/4 transition... Most everyone around here thinks it looks better than butting tile against hardwood.
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You are taking a huge chance ,putting plywood over a slab---tile covered or not.

The right way to build up the base for your tile is 'Deck Mud'

Adding a sandwich of plywood under tile in a wet room like a bath? Not wise.
It is your choice----take a chance on the floor failing the first time you have a leak---or use deck mud---Mike----
Thanks Mike, that'e the ticket.

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