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  • Posted in thread: flooring delemma on 01-06-2015 at 09:38 AM
    (Sanded 3/4) plywood will be real close to what you want for thickness and is as smooth as you
    needI disagree, I don't think it's the best way. You do not install glue-down sheet vinyl
    directly to " ...

  • Posted in thread: flooring delemma on 01-05-2015 at 09:13 PM
    Fred,First decide what flooring you're gonna use and read their directions. I suggest you
    replace the particle board with " underlayment grade plywood then you'll be able to add the "
    underlayment n...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-02-2015 at 03:16 PM
    I'd be interested to know what you'd have recommended before I filled the recess with concreteI
    woulda removed some wood first which would have taken the floor down " to the subfloor. Then
    I'd mud (s...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-01-2015 at 04:50 PM
    Nelson,Your plan does not abide to the proper way to do the job on two levels.We do not install
    tile backer over concrete.We do not install tile backer over any plank or hardwood flooring.
    You made th...

  • Posted in thread: New house with 10 lbs. underlay, but doesn't feel like it on 12-17-2014 at 08:39 PM
    I too am surprised the sales person didn't have you step on both choices to feel the
    difference. If you wanted softer, shoulda gone with 6 lb. It used to customary to use #6 on the
    main floors and #8 ...

  • Posted in thread: tiling info on 12-05-2014 at 09:22 PM
    Actually........the ideal way is to have the flange bottom on top of the finished flooring.
    However, if it's a little lower it'll still work. Just use a thicker wax ring or the shims as

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic flooring issue on 03-18-2014 at 09:29 PM
    Well, got the right idea there Neal, but that's a stair nosing. Noob, you didn't supply enough
    info to give a good answer yet. You can start by giving your location cuz that may give us a
    clue on the ...

  • Posted in thread: CBU under tub or after tub installation? on 02-26-2014 at 09:53 PM
    I was just wondering what type of CBU you used on the walls above the tub. Were you able to
    waterproof the walls, especially the window?Jaz

  • Posted in thread: CBU under tub or after tub installation? on 02-26-2014 at 02:03 PM
    A thinset is definitely a nice suggestion.As Sam said, it's not a suggestion, it's a
    requirement.You mentioned wallboard around the tub. What's the finish covering going on these

  • Posted in thread: Installing tile floor using Ditra and heated floor mat on 01-29-2014 at 10:04 PM
    Joey,Please note that CallMeVilla got the info backwards. The warming mats go in first, then
    ditra over.If everything was done right and still in good condition, 5/8" @ 16" oc meets
    minimum standards....

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