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Siubeer 07-13-2012 03:54 PM

Raise concrete floor.

I'm tiling my basement bath but i would like to make the tiles flush with the rest of the basement laminate which is 1.25" off the concrete. My tiles are 5/16" thick. What's the best method to raise my tiles to meet the laminate.

I would like some sort of thermal break. I would also like to ensure they're not going to crack.

Would pouring scratchcoat mortar on metal lathe work?

Please help. Thanks.


oh'mike 07-14-2012 06:16 AM


Use self leveling compound mixed with sand or P gravel---

Or pack the floor with deck mud that is set into a bed of fresh thinset.

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