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Old 03-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Installing tile floor in kitchen

Hi, I am remodeling my kitchen which has sheet vinyl on it currently and I want to install 18x18 porcelain tile. I have been told to install 1/2plywood and then 1/4" hardibacker cement board over that as a sound foundation due to the size of the tile. Does this sound correct? Any suggestions on the best way to remove the old flooring?


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Old 03-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Need to first figure out if that floor will support tile.
What's the joist width, unsupported span, subflooring make up, and spacing?

Is there 1/4 plywood under that flooring now?


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I did tile floor in my kitchen which previously had vinyl. I used 16x16 tiles and aside from what was under the vinyl, typical plywood/osb subfloor, I put down ditra uncoupling membrane and then the tile.
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