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ktdabs1

09:19AM | 08/18/03
Member Since: 08/17/03
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We are remodling out bathroom - house built 1960/61. We have removed our ceramic tile on the floor, but I am wondering what is under the tile and the likely hood it might contains asbestos? It is about 1.5" thick concrete/plaster like substance over a metal mesh. Not sure what is under the metal mesh. In some places it is badly crumbling,so I would also like to know how to patch or should we just remove and replace?

carpetman

05:40PM | 08/18/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
what you have is a "mud bed" a common underlayment for tile,under that is plywood.i would pull it out down to the plywood.and replace it with backerboard,then put down your tile....good luck
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