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damian 06-12-2010 09:09 AM

Prep work for tiling bathroom
Hi Friends,
I am taking on a task of tiling my bathroom floor for the first time. I took up the vinyl and saw some of the 1/4" plywood damage, but underneath some of the planks had been wet about 1'by 2' space. Can I let the planks breath and let them dry because it just the surface which seem kind of soft, so I remove the soft surface. What is the best tool to use to cut plywood that is currently on the floor without damaging the planks. The floor is not level so I plan to level it then put durock and the tiling after What is the best size tiles to use on a small bathroom and please give me tips on tiling diagonally.

JazMan 06-12-2010 12:30 PM

Hi Damian,

You need to STOP cuz everything you mentioned you were going to do is wrong.

1. The 1/4" ply needs to be taken to the curb.
2. The planks need to be refastened and replaced as necessary.
Then you must install some plywood underlayment, make it 1/2" or thicker. Do not buy the cheap CDX stuff.
3. If you go with cement backer you level the floor after the boards are installed.
4. I recommend leveling the floor then installing Ditra instead of the cement backer boards.

Use any size you like. I'd keep them under 16" though.


JazMan 06-12-2010 07:27 PM


You've got at least 3 threads going on this one project. You should keep all questions concerning each project in a single thread. Doing so will make it easier to give you correct answers without having to ask the same questions over and over.

I see you're "shopping" for someone to give you the wrong answer you're looking for.:whistling2: We do NOT fasten cement backer boards into concrete. Nails or screws into cement leveling products doesn't work so good.


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