where to start [laying bathroom tile]

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Old 05-25-05, 06:48 AM
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where to start [laying bathroom tile]

I am in the process of refinishing our bathroom of a loder home. I am Just days away from tile and was wondering some of the process. i have doen tile befor but it has always been on concrete and 12X12 ceramic commercial tile.

1. should i put down a cement backer board or is the plywood over diagnal floor boards sufficiant.

2. my wife has picked out glazed ceramic 6in X 6in wall tile for the floor will that work?

3. will a sand grout scratch the tile and dill the finish?

4. if i put tile on the drywall as a baseboard is there any special prep i need to do first?
 
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Old 05-25-05, 07:14 AM
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1)The experts will give you advice about the floor structure, but I do know that you will want 1/4" backerboard for the floor. How thick is the plywood?

2)Wall tile will NOT work on a floor.

3) Not unless you go crazy with the grout.

4) nope. stick it on brother.
 
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Old 05-25-05, 07:19 AM
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ok i will go for the backer board.

as for the tile i was going to use 1/4 inch spacers for the grout instead of butting them together. my consern is are they strong enough to be on the floor with people walking on them?
 
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1. You will need 1/2" plywood over the plank flooring, then 1/4" CBU.

2. NO, wall tile is for walls only, floor tile can be used anywhere.

3. Depends on the glaze, if high gloss, possibly.

4. Space them 1/16 to 1/8" off the floor and caulk that joint.

Find a good floor tile with a PEI rating of 4 or 5, that will look nice with the tile she picked out, use the 6x6s on the walls only.
 
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