Floor height issue on tile job

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Old 01-12-12, 08:15 AM
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Floor height issue on tile job

I want to put tile into a basement bathroom on the concrete slab, but the rest of the basement floor has dri-core subfloor and laminate. This leaves the tiles 1.5 inches lower than the finished laminate . What is the best way to overcome this? I don't want to have a threshold that is a ramp...

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Old 01-12-12, 11:31 AM
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Use deck mud to build up the height of the floor by 1 1/2".
 
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Old 01-12-12, 12:28 PM
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I was going to suggest three layers of half inch cement backer board but I see that is not a good idea. Thanks Johny for the correction.
 

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Old 01-12-12, 12:39 PM
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Cement board isn't used over a concrete slab. Its for wood subfloors. Cement board needs to be mechanically fastened to the subfloor.

Deck mud is nothing more than sand and portland cement. Its cheap and pretty easy to do.
 
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Thanks for the info, Johnny.
 
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