COMMUNITY FORUM

mpetreye

11:01AM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 01/17/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Hello,
We are remodeling our bathroom and want to tile the floor (5 ft x 6 ft area). We've removed the old vinyl flooring and are down to the subfloor which consists of 3/4" tongue and groove boards running diagonally over 2x8 floor joists. I was wondering if it was better to glue down 1/4" plywood, apply thinset and then 1/4" backerboard on top or just apply thinset directly to the subflooring and install 1/2" backerboard. The subfloor is in pretty good shape wiht a few gaps here and there. Thanks for your help! Marc

Dave Anderson

01:50AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
Our bath had 3/4 toung and groove running over 1x8 underlayment on top of 2x8 joists, running diagonally. I ended up ripping out the top layer of wood down to the underlayment. Then I put down hundreds of dabs of subfloor adheasive and 1/2" OSB. I screwed the heck out of it (every 6") to eliminate squeeks, etc.) On top of the OSB, I again used dabs of adheasive every couple inches, and put down 1/4" hardee backer board and again screwed it down extremly well. Then I used thinset and tiled it. I also put it a granite threshold from Home Depot in the doorway.

I'm very happy with the way it came out. Not a single squeek and extremely solid! Some say that you should use thin set between the plywood and cement board. This would be one way to do it as well.

Is your floor level? I would say that since you have toung/groove floor on the joists, that you could use a thinner 1/2 plywood or OSB. As for the backer board, you could go 1/2", but 1/4" would probably do the trick. Depends on how springy your floor is.

I'm assuming you took a good thickness of flooring out to get down to the t/g subfloor?

Dave

Dave Anderson

02:01AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
After reading more carefully, it seems you want to stick to a max height of 1/2" plus the tile (1/4") for a finished height of 7/8" (by the time you get thinset under the tile)?

If your floor is springy, then I would use the 1/2" cement board for sure, but if it's solid, you could go with 1/4" plywood and 1/4" cement board. I would glue the plywood to the t/g and either thinset or glue the cement board down. Make sure you use plenty of screws.

It's 6 of one in my opinion...

Dave

9735coop

04:28PM | 04/07/09
Member Since: 04/06/09
1 lifetime posts
I removed my old granite threshold from bathroom door, can you tell me how to replace a new one?

Thanks
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1