The best solution is to put luan or a sanded plywood over the 1/2" ply.
Double check that, there is no way a subfloor can be a single 1/2" ply. When was the house built? You can not install vinyl tiles directly on a subfloor.So what I have now is a bare 1/2" plywood sub floor. After putting some thought into it the solution that made the most sense time and budget wise was to install self adhesive vinyl tile.
There are several ways to level a floor. Installing more plywood is not one of them. Plywood will change nothing.Two things need to happen before I can put anything on the floor. First, the floor needs to be leveld. Second, the previous owners had some "pet problems" that leaked into the subfloor. I need to cut out the particularly bad spots and on the rest I need to appy Kilz or some other sealing primer.
If you don't care that tiles may crack and show every imperfection, go ahead. Loose-lay sheet vinyl or perimeter glued sheet vinyl may be a better choice.I just need a floor in the kitchen/utility room for a few years.
Well, we'll have to go with that then. Wonder how that got passed? Hate to ask again but, the minimum should be 5/8" which actually measures 19/32". 1/2" ply is not 1/2" and so many people are fouled and think 5/8" is 1/2".the floor is indeed a single layer of 1/2" plywood
Yes right, no one said it wasn't acceptable. It needs to be an underlayment though. No tile directly on the subfloor. BTW, the "subfloor" is the sheet or planks fastened to the joists. The "underlayment" is the sheet fastened to the subfloor.I've been told by the manufacturer of the tile that placing the tile on top of the plywood is paerfectly acceptable.