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Tiling over a hardwood floor

Posted by Chris Steiner on July 5th, 1998 09:46 PM
In reply to TILING by DOMINICK on June 29th, 1998 02:59 PM [Go to top of thread]

In all of the literature I have read on the subject, I have consistantly seen recomendations to install a suitable backer (backerboard or plywood - although backerboard is preferred) on top of your hardwood floor before installing tile. The main reason as I see it, is that if the surface under your tile is able to give or warp over time, then you run the risk of tile cracking after installment.

if you do go the backerboard route, and I recommend that you do, make sure to apply the correct amount of mortar between the hardwood and the backerboard, and use screws instead of nails to hold the backerboard firmly in place.

Good luck

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  • TILING by DOMINICK  6/29/98 02:59 PM

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  • tile by Christi  7/6/98 10:18 PM

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