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Old 06-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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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.

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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.

Jaz

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Damian,

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. Subfloor prep 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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