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Beginner01

09:15AM | 10/14/01
Member Since: 09/29/01
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PLEASE HELP!!!!! I HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION BEFORE AND RECIEVED NO RESPONSE. I KNOW THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS THE ANSWER. PLEASE REFER TO PREVIOUS INFO SOUGHT ON BULLETIN BOARD BY BEGINNER01. DOES THE FORMICA HAVE TO BE RIPPED OUR IN ORDER TO DO THIS PROJECT?

DH

09:41AM | 10/14/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
The answer is yes...but there are conditions.
All that you are saving is the labor and cost of the new plywood deck.

You have a couple of options...
1.Tile directly over the p-lam (risky).
2.Lay down 1/4" hardie backer and then tile (Only if the deck is sound).
3.Replace the entire deck, apply hardie backer, then tile.

P-lam is usually put over particle board, which has a tendency to fall apart in a kitchen after 25 years or so. Tile is put over plywood/backerboard combination. Check the "fixit for'em" board as the same question has been answered (early sept.)

Beginner01

06:30PM | 10/26/01
Member Since: 09/29/01
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for your help. I will try to find the article you are referring to. Our Formica was glued to thick, heavy plywood. Again thanks, Beginnner01
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