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Old 02-16-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hello Fellas! Im finally getting around to this project. After taking off the tile and a couple of boards, this is what I see. Please let me know your thoughts.

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You will need a couple more posts in order to post pictures.
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How can I post pictures?
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Got it!

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Old 02-16-2019, 03:06 PM   #5
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Basically, below the old tile there was compressed particle board and in another area subfloor type of sheet that is covering some old tiles. The condos were built in the 1970 and im a bit concerned about asbestos or other materials that might of been used.
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I uploaded a couple of pictures to my album.

Please let me know if you are able to see them.

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Wear a dust mask and get to the subfloor, if you are making dust, spritz it with a little water mist.
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Will do but is there a way to tell if there is asbestos or anything else?

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Neatltw,

Will do but is there a way to tell if there is asbestos or anything else?

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You can take samples of each product to a lab and have them tested.
You are dealing with mostly solid products and will let off little dust and the dust with asbestos is all you have to worry about. Just take some precautions and don't go goofy over it.
The people that get sick with that stuff have worked in a dust fog for half a lifetime.
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Fellas,

Down to the subfloor on one end...see pictures.

Any ideas on what to do with the space that I will have after i lay down cement sheets using mortar?

Its almost 2 inches

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:10 AM   #11
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First would be to decide if you will slip the perimeter tiles under the wall tiles or overlap. Overlap may be easier esp moving from wall to the tub, if you have a tub or shower curb.
Then clean under the base wall tile using razor, sharp cheap chisel and even sandpaper so you have a clean edge. This is if you decide the floor tiles will go under the wall tile. If overlap, floor tiles will have to be cut exactly and edges filed to look like a factory edge finish. Don't chip the edge of the wall tiles during cleaning or cutting/filing the floor tiles.
Then the floor has to be built up. First cut a small block to fit snugly under the wall tile. Measure the gap and take the smallest number. Use this to check all around and the gap is relatively even. If the block gets stuck somewhere, that is your new number and cut a new block to fit there and check all around again.
Toilet flange will have to be even with the floor tile or better is to sit on the floor tile. Flange adapters are in the stores.
I assume the door is already cut.
It looks like you may have to add 2 layers of 1/2" plywood to raise the floor. Assuming 1/4" floor tiles, 1/8 for thinset, 1/8 grout under the wall and 1/2" cement board. Since it's almost 2", you have to play around with shimming materials. Rosin paper, tar paper, 3/8 ply, 1/4 ply, 1/8 ply, even very thin plastic wall panels. Whatever that'll work to give you the space.
If you overlap the wall, shimming the floor won't have to be as exact.


If you don't want to raise the floor, you need to fill the gap with tile. Your wall tile looks like fairly common color so you may be able to find it. But narrow fillers never look good. If using fillers, add cement board over the wood framing and paint with redguard.
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Carpdad,

Thank You!

I will be overlapping the wall tile by probably 3/8 of an inch.

Currently Im almost done laying the first layer (5/8) on top of the subfloor and noticing dips of about 1/8th on one of the edges of the floor.

Im thinking of using wood shims before the second layer of 5/8 to even it out.
Please let me know if that would work or I will need to do something else.

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