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sparkplug

03:11PM | 11/03/07
Member Since: 11/02/07
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Hi,'I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on how to install a slate hearth. I have a hardwood laminate floor that I will be putting hardy board over top then slate .I will be the first to say I have the general idea,but yet no clue as to what I am about to do. Its somthing I know that I can do but need more information about.So if anyone has the knowledge or of a book even that I can get,that would be great. Thank-you for your time.

Mrs.Billingslsey

Billhart

05:52PM | 11/03/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
There is not such thing as a "hardwood laminate" floor.

There are laminate floors, which are a picture of wood or tile laminated in plastic.

There are hardwood floors. And of those there are solid wood and enginneered wood.

The engineered floors are type of plywood with a hardware finished surface.

Laminate flooring and some enegineered wood flooring is installed as a FLOATING FLOOR. You can not install backerboard over a floating floor.

And a nailed or glued floor (solid or engineered floor) is not a good substrate for the backerboard.

You need to cut the finished flooring material back.

And what is the subfloor under the finished floor?

sparkplug

06:14AM | 11/04/07
Member Since: 11/02/07
2 lifetime posts
well under the finished floor I think is concreate.I dont want to rip up my house since it is only a year old.But where I want to do this is on the main level of the house.The flooring that is down is what you call a floating floor then. Three foot long tucked together pieces.

So I would have to measure and then cut out the part of floating floor then put in the hardy board then the slate?

Thank-you

Mrs.Billingsley

Billhart

07:53AM | 11/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If the floor is concrete and it is "clean" then you just tile over the concrete.

You may need to use a wire brush to get it clean.

It should absorb water, if so the thinset will stick.
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