01:54PM | 01/11/14
I am going through a kitchen remodel. The contracts crew installed new plywood subflooring and cement board and then laid the tile. The tile was laid and grouted, but was not paid properly so the tile had to be completely removed and they removed the cement board as well. They told me that the plywood did not need to be replaced before paying new cement board and proceeded to install new cement board. Question: From the rafters in the basement underneath the kitchen I can see two areas where the plywood is splitting apart. Should I make them take up the cement board and replace the plywood in these areas or completely?


12:17PM | 01/14/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
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Got a picture?
Way more tile floor then just throwing down some plywood.
What size is the floor joist and what's the spans?
What thickness and type of plywood did they use? Was it tonged and grooved?
Did they use construction adhesive in top of the joist?
How close did they nail it?
Did they add another layer of at least 3/8 A/C plywood over the subfloor?
Did they bed the tile board in thin set?
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