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Old 03-02-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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I am taking out the tile floor and replacing it with 3/4 hardwood. Is it a necessity to scrape up the remaining thinset? Or can i just knock off the high spots?

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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What?.............OH no. Your regressing instead of improving.

What type of room is this?

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It's a kitchen - floor is on 3'crawl and even though backer board was put down the floor is flexing too much and grout is popping up. We are wanting to put hardwoods down tying in the other rooms.
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Well, a kitchen, OK..... I hope you have no kids or pets and do not wear shoes indoors.

Tile backer board has nothing to do with improving the strength of a floor. CBU's (concrete backer unit), add no structural strength. It was probably not installed into fresh thin set mortar or your house does not meet minimum construction codes. Doubt that, unless it's real old and creaky.

Tell us more about your failed tile installation if you feel like it.

As for the old thin set mortar. Yes, absolutely you have to get the floor smooth and flat.

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Thanks Jaz!

That answers my question and appreciate your candid feedback.

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