In order for tile flooring to endure for a long time, tile has to possess a level, stable basis. To put it differently, if you’re installing tile over plywood, the sub-floor should have the ability to carry the weight of the tiles. You will need to include another layer of plywood to make a subfloor which is at least 1 1/4 inches thick. To keep moisture from harming the wooden sub-floors and seeping through tile flooring, install a protecting layer of 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick cement backer board before installing tile over wood

Cut and measure 5/8- to 3/4-inch plywood with a circular saw to protect up up to depth of OF JUST ONE 1/4 inch.! it the sub-floor and develop

Fasten the plywood with screws place 6 inches on the other side of the middle of the plywood sheet on-center throughout the outside of the sheets and 8″ on-center. Each screw should be place below the top layer of the plywood.

Measure and cut cement backer board to protect the flooring. Make use of a saw to slice the on the backer board outside, where it’s going to make less mess to clean-up or reduce on it by drawing on a utility knife along a straight edge repeatedly to score and split the backer board.

Distribute thinset adhesive using a 1/4-inch notched trowel over the plywood sub-floor. Place of backer board to the adhesive. So backer board and plywood joints don’t align order the bits. Stagger backer board joints at the same time. Make a 1/8-inch opening between sheets of backer board. Make a 1/4-inch growth gap around the perimeter of the chamber.

Fix the backer board 6 to 8″ apart. spaced with screws place 1/2 to 2″ in from the border of the chamber and Place all screw

Fill in openings in the backer board with thin-set utilizing the flat side of a trowel. Feather the edges to go 1 1/2 inches on each side of the joint. Smooth a dab of thin-set over each screw head at the same time.

Embed fiber glass mesh tape. Smooth the tape in to place with all the trowel’s border.

Cover the tape with a different layer of thin-set. Feather the edges to make the joints smooth-as you possibly can. Let the thin-set to dry before continuing with all the tile setup.

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