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Putting Down Backer Board...Do I need to add a SLC or can I just put it down?

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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 the backer board down? Do I need to use SLC after I put the backer board down? Or do I even need to use SLC, because I am putting vinyl over the backer board?
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More info, Please---for sheet goods, a layer of self leveling compound (without any special backer board) will give you a fine surface.
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