install ceramic tile over parquet

Old 10-30-03, 10:54 AM
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install ceramic tile over parquet

I had a professional ceramic tile installer tell me that I could put down cement backer board (1/2") directly over 6" parquet squares. In the rooms where carpet is down, just put down 3/4" backer board to compensate for the height of the parquet. The sub-floor is 3/4' plywood, on 16" centered joists. This would preclude the need to take up the parquet in order to lay the ceramic.Would the heights(carpet to parquet) match? Will there be excessive deflection/movement? Is this good advice? It sounds to good to be true. Any advice would be appreciated.
Old 10-31-03, 10:43 AM
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Sounds good to me.
As long as you use different thicknesses of cement board to level the floor between rooms as recommended, the tile should work out fine.
Good Luck!

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