gettin ready to tile kitchen

Old 06-02-12, 05:10 PM
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Question gettin ready to tile kitchen

I almost ready to tile the kitchen floor. Once I got all the particle board removed I began to question the flooring against the cuboards. There is still particle boar underneath as I did nto remove the cabinets. Im confident that the cement board and tile and whatever finishing will cover everything, but I was wondering about the structure of the cupboards over time because as you can see in the pics there isnt anything under some of the edges. Thats just how it broke off in places. And god help me if I ever replace the cupboards haha. Any opinions or suggestions are welcome.

The images are grainy and the lighting inst the greatest but you can see the unven edge of particle board. Also the OSB got scarred up due to the particle board being glued with construction adhesive. But that should be ok right? Thanks again.

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Old 06-03-12, 03:39 AM
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Your base cabinets should have a carcass of 3/4", so that little amount of tear out shouldn't affect the overall support you have on the cabinets. If you see any areas that you think you need support, you can always insert a shim with the large part in, and slide another shim skinny side in until they contact the cabinet, then cut off the excess on the outside. You will be adding cbu and tile, so the edges won't be seen. The OSB can be sanded if necessary to achieve a fairly smooth place to lay in your thinset and cbu. You probably won't be able to get screws in your cbu directly against the cabinet under the kick, but it won't be a problem.

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