Weekend Warrior

02:22PM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
The plywood underlayment in our previously carpeted(!) dining room appears to be in decent shape. Although there are several gaps approx. 1/8" and nailheads that are less than flush. We are leaning towards putting vinyl or ceramic tile in the room.
Can I fill the gaps and not lay another layer of plywood? I think maybe if I go with ceramic, probably not if I use vinyl.

What type of ply should i use?

If I lay more plywood, what is the best way to adhere it? I have installed vinyl tle before and any seem or nail head make a crease or dimple the tile.

And if I lay new ply, how do I get the seems tight enough to not affect the tile?

Thanks in advance!


08:33AM | 01/29/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
if you go with ceramic tile you should lay down backerboard,glued and screwed to the existing plywood..ceramic tile should never be installed direct to plywood (yes i know people do it ,but its still wrong)
if you go with lino,it depends on how smooth the existing plywood is.(think sheet of glass smooth) to play it safe add a 1/4" sheet of acx plywood use "ring shank nails" or staples to hold it down,(available from any flooring supply company)then prep the floor with a thin coat of floor patch,cement type
the vinyl will look only as good if the floor was prep'ed...............good luck




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