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  1. Hardiebacker over floorboards? or do I need underlayment?

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Remodeling a bathroom in an old house. Was going to put 1/4" hardiebacker on the floor (in pics) in preparation for tile, but now I'm not sure if I need the 1/2" or pair up the 1/4" with underlayment? Existing floor is solid and flat, I added a lot more screws to be sure.
  2. Layers, Underlayment, and Adhering Cement Board

    Flooring
    Hey crew! I removed the floor of my upstairs bathroom down to diagonal wooden planks. (is this called the sub-floor?) Now, I bought 1/2" Hardiebacker and Hardiebacker screws, but internet searches show most people using Thinset to adhere hardiebacker to the floor. 2 Questions: 1. Most photos...
  3. Help! Self Leveling Concrete over Redgard+Hardiebacker?

    Flooring
    Can i use Self Leveling cement (plus primer) over hardiebacker that has been cocered in redgard/waterproofing membrane? Or do i have to use mortar (like for a shower)? I am trying to raise part of my kitchen floor where the old cabinets were and the new cabinets are going. It is about 20 sq...
  4. Bathroom Tile and a vapor barrier?

    Building & Construction
    Hey guys, I'm installing some "outside of the shower" tile. Meaning this tile is for the step out of the vinyl one piece shower kit and about 3 feet up the wall on the outside as well. None of the tile will be in constant direct contact with water at all times. The only time any of it will...
  5. Cement Board into Furring Strips ??

    Building & Construction
    I need some help/advice on a project I'm working on - If this should be posted in a different section, please let me know. I'm refinishing a 1/2 bath in my basement. The bathroom has 3/4" furring strips along the exterior wall and I wanted to attach hardieback or some kind of cement board...
  6. Best way to prep backsplash?

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am about to put up subway tile as a kitchen backsplash. The wall where the tile will be going is flat but there is some chipping paint, cracks and a few holes. I thought the best option would be to put up some hardiebacker and then tile over it. I am wondering if that is the best way to go or...
  7. Tiling over 1/4" plywood with linoleum

    Flooring
    Our house was built in 2005. I am trying to replace linoleum in the entry way and install tile. I have my hardiebacker boards cut and ready to go. My current floor consists of 5/8" floor board-1/4" plywood and then linoleum. Everything I read is telling me to pull out the 1/4" plywood. I can't...
  8. Nails not flush on Hardibacker. Should I pound on?

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Greetings all! Am really getting good info from this site BTW! I've installed 3x5 1/4" Hardiebacker (over 3/4" exterior ply on 2x6 joists on 16" centers) using Custom Building Products fortified thinset mortar, a 1/4" notch trowel, and 1-1/2" EG roofing nails. This is in preparation for 12x12...
  9. Bathroom woes

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello all, hoping someone out there might be able to help me out. So I'm trying to remodel my bathroom. I've removed the prefab shower and gutted to the studs and the sub floor. After laying plywood, I'm planning on installing one of those "goof-proof" shower pan kits from The Tile Shop. I'm...
  10. 3/4" ply, then hardi? Prep for hextile, subfloor slope

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    In the saga project of my bathroom, I have finally finished re-plumbing, set the wiring up for the new lighting locale, and now I have the 3/4" plywood subfloor. We're going to put down small hex tiles that are era-appropriate for the home, however I have some questions. The floor slopes a...
  11. So blasted confused about hardiebacker and vapor barriers

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I plan on tiling my bathroom and using hardiebacker to do the job. I also plan on tiling my shower. Its already gutted, the walls I plan on tiling are already gutted so the next step is to get the hardiebacker and install that. The room behind the bathroom is a bedroom. Now the question is, do...
  12. Can this be saved? Hardiebacker on planks

    Flooring
    I think I am halfway towards making a bad tile floor and trying to figure out which way to go to save myself. My house is from 1895 and had wood plank yellow pine floor. In the kitchen there were 9" tiles underneath subfloor undereath linoleum. This was half pulled up when I bought the house...
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