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Old 04-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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A couple of questions for the experts. The instructions state it should be cemented to the sub floor and screwd down. I assume you put the screws in at the same time you set it in the cement. Also how soon before you can walk on it and start laying your tiles down?

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Not cement, use thin set, and use a 1/2 notched trowl.
And yes it get screwed down as it's set with special screws made for tile board.
You are using 1/4" tile board right?

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Not cement, use thin set, and use a 1/2 notched trowl.
And yes it get screwed down as it's set with special screws made for tile board.
You are using 1/4" tile board right?
Correct. Thks
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Correction:

Do not use a 1/2" trowel like Joe suggested. He must have hit the wrong key.

Use a 1/4x1/4x1/4 trowel held at a low angle. Mix the thinset looser than normal, but not soupy of course. Even a little smaller trowel or a 1/4" that was worn a bit would be fine.

Screw the boards as you go and make sure you tape the joists with the proper fiberglass mesh backer board tape.

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