Tiling subfloor question


Old 07-28-07, 08:55 PM
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Tiling subfloor question

I am wondering what I can do for my subfloor when I want to tile. Currently I have vinyl floor over wood. First- can I tile over this and not have problems? Second- I would like to install 3/4 exterior grade plywood and then tile but them my tile floor will be about 1" thicker then the floor from the hallway outside of the bathroom where they meet. What can I do to make these 2 floors come together nicely? The hallway that meets the bathroom floor is laminate right now. Thanks for all comments
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Old 07-29-07, 04:38 AM
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If your floor is good and solid, just install 1/4" hardibacker on the floor in a bed of thinset. Now you have only raised your floor 3/8" or so. This will give you a good base for your tile. You won't have to remove the linoleum unless you want to gain that additional 1/8" of space. Once the tile is installed, use a marbleite (sp) threshold to transition from the new tile to the existing floor. Either that, or a wooden threshold you can buy at the home center stores for transitioning 3/4" flooring.
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