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  1. Advice on tile, Ditra, and heated floor

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I'm doing a remodel on our small en-suite and getting ready to tile. I'm planning to install radiant heated flooring (wire not mat) as secondary heat but am a bit shocked at what I need to do to level and install all this. Maybe some seasoned guys can chime in regarding this. The structure...
  2. Putting Down Backer Board...Do I need to add a SLC or can I just put it down?

    I am remodeling my kitchen. I pulled up the tile, which was down, when I bought the house. The person who installed it, placed the tile directly on the plywood subfloor. I am going to be putting down backer board, so I can put vinyl down. Do I need to use a SLC to level the floor before I put...
  3. Cement Board installed. Questions on leveling.

    I'm sure a lot of you have seen my previous posts on subflooring before installing 12x24 porcelain tile. I have finally finished installing the hardie backer and just checked my floor flatness before I start tiling. I used a 2 ft grid and laser level to find my high spot/spots and have figured...
  4. Advice: half of floor raised by concrete

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I've started a remodel of a 1/2 bath. When I removed the sink/cabinet, I find that the floor under the cabinet is not at (or near) the same level as the rest of the floor. The rest of the floor is somewhere 1 to 1.25 inches higher, made of what looks like concrete, and that surface was...
  5. Ceramic Tile Somewhat Uneven Basement Concrete Slab

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    So I'm ready to start prepping to lay down some tile on my basement floor 11'x20' room. I've been walking around the room with a cut spare piece of sheetrock as a level (8' length) and noticed there are definitely some waves to the floor (house built in 64'). It's kind of funny as if I lay the...
  6. Will this work?

    I want to install hardwood floors, but my subfloor isn't up to snuff. I was thinking about pouring some SLC, then glue and screw down some 1/2 inch ply on top of the leveled subfloor.... Will 1/2 inch ply be enough for the 3/4 prefinished hardwood planks to nail into? Can I go smaller? Do I...
  7. Trying to install ceramic tile on unlevel floor in 1890's era house

    Here's what I've run into: Approx: 10 x 14 room. Pulled up nasty old carpet & pad. Pulled up old tile and found 1/4" plywood subfloor over wood planking (planking is approx 5-1/2" wide, 3/4" thick of varying lengths). There are varying dips, valleys, humps, etc... Mostly due to the fact the...