Old 01-26-13, 07:39 AM
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Laying 1/4" ceramic tile over 1/4" backer board. I have a 1/2" transition piece to go from the tile surface down to a hardwood floor. Can the transition be placed under the edge of the backer board to be able to finish the edge flush with the hardwood floor? Or will i need to mortar the transition piece to the top of the backer board? If so, how do i deal with the 1/4" of exposed board undrneath the tile/transition?
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Old 01-26-13, 02:24 PM
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I can't picture what kind of transition piece you've got. I don't see how you could place it under the backer or why. How about a pic or link to one?

The difference is likely to be more than 1/2", btw. doubt the tile is only 1/4", then there's the thinset for the tiles, the 1/4" backer and the thinset under the backer. Should be just under 3/4".

I'm also wondering what is under all this. Hopefully it's not hardwood too. How about you tell us starting with the joists and working up. Details please. Also type and size of the joists, their species and grade if at all possible, on center spacing and the longest unsupported span.

Also mention the type of tiles, and all setting materials etc.

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