Ceramic tile over wood floor

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Old 04-12-05, 09:45 PM
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Ceramic tile over wood floor

I would like to install ceramic tile in my kitchen, bathroom and front entrance way, all of which is a standard wooden truss floor. I know I need to do something to make sure the surface does not flex.
What is the best option and how hard is it to prep the floor? I have installed ceramic tile before but only directly onto concrete. Should I go with a cement backer board or 2 layers of 1/8" plywood or some other option?

Any tips and suggestions would be apreciated.
 
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Could you clarify what you've got there? A wood truss floor? Do you mean a new construction home with wood truss joists? How far apart? What is your subfloor and how thick? What floor coverings are on them now?
 
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My first tile job, on a wood tounge and groove oak floor. I am by no means an expert and I consulted many sources before attempting including this forum.
Here is what I did:
I put 1/4 Hardee backer down with the screws in the places marked on the board.
I joined the backer board with the tinset and teflon tape.
I let it set up for 24hrs
I let my 3 kids and their 3 cousins in and had then walk and run on it for 30min.
I inspected the floor for any damage or loose screws or cracks in the joints.
I laid the 12x12 tile with a 3/8 gap using spacers.
I let it set up 12 hrs.
Removed spacers and grouted.
2 hrs afer grouting cleaned up using clean water and 3 sponges rotating them out.
Done with no problems as of yet, 4 weeks ago.
Hope this helps.
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