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Ceramic tile floor

Posted by JT on April 17th, 1998 08:40 PM
In reply to Ceramic floor vs. lanolium by rosie on April 16th, 1998 03:55 PM [Go to top of thread]

Rosie, installing your own tile is doable, but will
require some study. The first thing to know is: don't
install it over a hardwood floor. You'll want to remove
the hardwood and install tile backer bd. You can figure
some combination of underlayment/backer bd./tile that
will bring the finished floor back up to the same
height. For backer bd. the floor structure needs to
be: joists no more than 16" oc, with a min. of 5/8",
but preferably 3/4" or greater, plywood.

Since this is apparently your first tile job, I suggest
you get a copy of Setting Tile by Michael Bryne (his
Floors video would also be helpful).

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