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bikerboy

03:39PM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 07/31/05
15 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
So i just found out that we have hardwood in our kitchen (its actually maple i think, so softwood i guess). We are planning to tile the kitchen, the hardwood is solid, level and smooth, no give when i jump on it... the book i have says you can't tile on hardwood... i had planned to lay concrete backerboard, then tile, but that was when we believed it was plywood... anyways, looking for any advice, can I put he backerboard over the hardwood and then tile, or do i need to lay a mortar base (as the book says, ********** tile 1,2,3)

thanks.

Tileguybob

06:34PM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Cement board over hardwood wont help, those hardwood boards move individually and can cause enough problems to have the tiles crack or come loose. If you want to do a mud job over the wood floor it needs to be 1& 1/4" minimum and 2" maximum thickness, then add the tile.

If possible, you can remove the hardwood, replace with 3/4" BCX plywood and add the cement board if you have 16" OC floor joists.

bikerboy

04:53PM | 08/23/05
Member Since: 07/31/05
15 lifetime posts
guess i'll have to pull up the hardood and lay a new subfloor....thanks for the help
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