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fragasaurus

04:24AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
I've seen a lot of DIY shows about tiling but a few things are still unclear. My next project is to tile a small area in an entry way. The sub-floor is plywood (don't know the thickness but I can find out) and it seems pretty solid. We are going to lay ceramic tile.

1. I've seen people screw cement board to the sub-floor as well as use mastic. Is there a benefit of one over the other? Would you ever use both?
2. How do you determine what thickness cement board you need?
3. Do you tape the joints in the cement board as you would drywall? Do you use mastic for the joints?

Thanks in advance for any help.

carpetman

09:06AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
use 1/4" backer board ( i think hardi backer is the best) glue and screw down the board.use tile mastic or thin set to glue down the board,use thin set to glue the tile,use dry wall tape at the seams(with thin set)....good luck


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