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rkuite

02:56PM | 02/03/02
Member Since: 02/02/02
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Bvflooring
I am in the process of finishing my basement. In the bathroom we plan to put in a ceramic tile floor but are unclear as to how we should prepare the concrete floor.

What is the best way to prepare the concrete surface?

Should we put down a wood underlayment followed by concrete backer board?

Any advice is appreciated.
-Randy

Iceman

12:17PM | 02/04/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Randy,
If the concrete floor is very level without dips or pockets, you need do nothing but mortar and install. If it has dips and pockets, use a floor leveling compound available at any home improvement store. Follow mixing directions exactly. If there are any "bumps" in the way, chisel them down even.
Len

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