Help! I am a first time homeowner. I currently have linolium in my kitchen and want to repalce it with tile. I thought all I needed to was pull up the linolium and put down the tile. Reading some other postings on this board it doesn't sound that simple. Once of the postings talks about the floor being strong enought to support tile. How do I figure that out? Is there a book, website or software program that anyone could recommend. Obviously there is more to this than I thought. Thank you.
You need a minimun of 1 1/4" of subfloor. If your laying ceramic tile, then I would recommend putting down 1/2" wonder board, or durock, or any of those cementous(?) type of underlayment first. Its easy to do, and well worth the effort. If your linoluem is smooth and glued down you may even get away with putting the underlayment right over it and screw it down tight. Sometimes removng the linoluem makes matters worse depending on how long it has been down and how it was installed.
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