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Old 10-30-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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tile Q's new here...

hi everyone, i have been looking around this site for awhile now and there is alot of great info! so ill get right ot the point.

I have never done tile in my life, i want to tile my kitchen(currently has linoleum) on top of what i believe to be 3/4 inch plywood. can i tile over this? or would i need to rip up the linoleum? and also the plywood? could i just lay hardibacker over the linoleum and start tiling? another question i have is that the kitchen tile will but up to my hard woodflooring that i layed a few months back. will there be any problems with this?

thanks for taking the time to read my dumb questions lol. and thanks for all the advice in advance.


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Old 10-30-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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The sheet vinyl and the 1/4" underlayment should go---if your floor joists are good--the next step would be 1/4" backer board set into fresh thinset--then nailed or screwed--then modified thinset for the new tiles.

Let us know what the size of the floor joists---unsupported length and type.
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