Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Share |
Default

Ready to tile?


First off thanks to everyone who replied to my other thread on kitchen tiling. Now that i have a better idea on the process i want to list what i plan to do and see if im understanding everything correctly.

I plan on removing the plywood underlayment and lay down cement board. I picked this method over the ditra cuz of price and simplicity. Someone recommended using 1/4 cement board. Since i dont know the thickness or grade of the plywood subfloor, is there any drawback going with 1/2 instead? I would assume no if theres enough of clearance for the appliances. And its not in my case. Ive read that you can use unmodified or modified thinset under the cement board? White vs grey is not important for this. As for laying the tile, i think im going with a darker grout so i should probably go with the grey modified thinset? Im still deciding on the which thinset- too many to pick from so i am asking for some recommendations. I also picked up the LASH leveling clips to help with the lippage for the 12x24 tiles. My understanding is i should use a 1/2x1/2x1/2 notched trowel to spread the tile thinset and 1/4x1/4x1/4 to spread the thinset under the cementboard. I should also backbutter the each. Im close to both bigbox stores so if someone can recommended an appropriate thinset and provide feedback on the cementboard thickness i would greatly appreciate it! Feel free to correct anything that ive stated wrong too. Thanks!
esco5710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Default

Ready to tile?


Moderator pls close.. accidentally posted duplicate threads.
esco5710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patching ceramic tile floor due to change in cabinet footprint Sparco41 Flooring 0 08-18-2012 09:22 AM
Tile over Tile ?? Piney Flooring 17 02-06-2012 09:59 PM
Tile ready It sounded good Tiling, ceramics, marble 5 05-31-2011 07:46 PM
Installed a new Styrene tub, getting ready to tile above. Durock, or hardibacker? J187 Remodeling 3 03-31-2009 07:49 AM
Tile and laminate, or get rid of tile? kfoster Flooring 10 03-17-2006 02:14 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.