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Default New tile install/ floor combinations: was tile over oak floor

After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which would
be best?

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BTW a recipricating saw with a some metal cutting blades will make removing
the oak floor easier. It barley needs any clearance to slip under the floor
strips and cut the nails.


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After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which would
be best?



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On 26 Oct 2007 14:19:43 GMT, "Jeff" wrote:

BTW a recipricating saw with a some metal cutting blades will make removing
the oak floor easier. It barley needs any clearance to slip under the floor
strips and cut the nails.


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After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which would
be best?


I would say B or C, as long as you are using the backerboard.

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Mikepier wrote:
After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which
would be best?


1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer

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On Oct 26, 8:51 am, Mikepier wrote:
After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which would
be best?


a) Is probably your best choice, since the 3/4" plywood is stiffer
than the other choices, and it is perfectly acceptable to glue (thin-
set) tiles directly to plywood.

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to their own opinions.

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Mikepier wrote:
After careful consideration I have decided not to tile over my oak
floor and instead rip it out down to the subfloor, and would like to
install plywood and backer board for a new tile install. I have 3/4"
subfloor and can only go an additional 3/4" more due to height
problems. So here are my options to put over the 3/4" subfloor.

a) 3/4" plywood
b) 1/2" plywood plus 1/4" backer
c) 1/4" plywood plus 1/2" backer

Either choice would give me a combined floor of 1 1/2". So which would
be best?


I see that now you mention keeping a 3/4" sub-floor after removing the
oak. That changes things a bit so (b) would be my choice. Denser than
either (a or c) and that's good.
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