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torint

07:49AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 09/06/03
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I am finishing my basement with a master bath. Basement is concrete floor. I am going to use carpet and ceramic tile. I bought a jetted tub and a fiberglass shower base from ***** . Should I lay my sub-floor (wonder board) thru-out the basement and then place my plumbing fixtures on top of the sub-floor? or should I set the plumbing fixtures in place and cut the sub-floor around them?

carpetman

07:20PM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
you dont need wonderboard (or any backerboard) you said you have a cement slab, all you need to do is fill the cracks and lay the tile,an anti-crack treatment,like"red guard" would also be a good idea.....good luck

torint

05:28AM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 09/06/03
9 lifetime posts
Ok Thanks. Everytime that I've pulled up carpet I have seen tac boards so I thought that I needed to "nail" tac boards back down thats one reason that I thought of a sub-floor. Another reason is because when I lay the ceramic I'm afraid that the basement floor might eventually crack and the floor movement will shift the ceramic tile.
Also I was thinking about using padding underneath the carpet for softness.

[This message has been edited by torint (edited January 10, 2004).]

carpetman

06:27PM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
you can nail "concrete" tac-strip directly to your slab floor,use an 8lb 7/16" pad under your carpet....before you put the tile down ,you should put an anti-crack layer,"red guard"available from home depot is a good one.but most places that sell tile will have something for this,,,,good luck
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