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05:52AM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 10/24/03
3 lifetime posts
We are installing ceramic tile in my kitchen/dining and living rooms. The tile installers in my area (southwestern Ontario) inform me that tile is installed directly on sub-floor. (Sub-floor has already been layed - screwed on 4" grid). Enter mother-in-law (interior designer from Florida) who informs me that the tile needs to be lathed. I have contacted 6 independent tile installers in my area (including home depot in Toronto) who tell me that this method is no longer used - tile is installed on sub. Could you provide some guidance on this???


07:37PM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
each area has it's own way of doing things...if most installers in your area dont see a problem your o.k..however if you have a plywood subfloor,ask about using a backerboard....good luck


01:45AM | 10/26/03
Member Since: 10/24/03
3 lifetime posts
thanks for the reply!
I did ask about using backerboard, each told me that I could use it if I wanted to pay the extra $ 14/sheet, but it wasn't necessary above grade.

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