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Old 11-25-2006, 10:21 PM  
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OK, we'll rip up that 1/4" hardboard.

That particle board that's underneath is 3/4". Is that ok? Should we lay something over the top of the 3/4" particle board?

I'll post up pics tomorrow.

BTW - you guys ROCK! I'm so appreciative of the help!



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Old 11-26-2006, 02:17 AM  
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yup, use unmodified thinset with a small v notch trowel, then screw it down 5 rows of screws 8 inches apart per 3x5 board. Use fiberglass joint tape with thinset just like spackeling drywall seams. Next step is tile !



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Old 11-26-2006, 01:30 PM  
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Thanks TileGuy. We'll do that.

Pics to follow shortly...

My tile project will be on hold for a little bit as I seemed to have strained my back and now have muscle spasms. This is some kind of pain!

We're also putting down hardwood flooring and replacing the carpet. We're converting our formal dining room into an office, ripping up the carpet and replacing it with hardwood (no laminate). My husband is getting that floor prepped right now.

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Hello Kitty:
It sounds like you and your husband are very busy with your home. We look forward to the pictures.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:31 PM  
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Update:
Vinyl flooring and subfloor are ripped up and gone. We're down to 5/8" plywood; put down underlayment and have finished the tiling in the laundry room!

The kitchen is done, and will be ready to seal the grout tomorrow, which means I'll have appliances again!

The last of the tiling is being done in the foyer. We're doing that room on the diagonal so there are lots of cuts.

I've got photos to post up but they need to be resized because the files are too big.

I just wanted to give y'all an update! You guys rock!

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I've got photos to post up but they need to be resized because the files are too big.

I just wanted to give y'all an update! You guys rock!

Cant wait to see em !
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Before: Kitchen/Eating area with vinyl flooring removed



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Old 12-28-2006, 09:29 PM  
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Thinset spread, tile laid out with 1/4" spacers....dry, dry, dry



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The drill that gave its life while mixing thinset. My hubby was real upset to have to buy a new Dewalt



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Could it be.....done?
YEAH! Just have the foyer, bathroom and closet to go!





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