Can I Use Glue to Tiles in Kitchen Floor? What Glue?

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Can I Use Glue to Tiles in Kitchen Floor? What Glue?

Transition between kitchen tile and living room hardwood floor:

I thought if I use hardiebacker plug thinset plus porcelain tile in kitchen, the total thickness in kitchen will approach 3/4" which would be much higher than the level of hardwood floor (Lauzon engineered hardwood 7/16" thick) in the living room.

I don't like T molding or threshold molding for transition. In order to lay tile and hardwood floor to even thickness level, can i just use some type of glue to glue a 7/16" thickness tile to the subfloor directly which is plywood on a raised foundation, w/o using hardiebacker ?
 
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No. ceramic needs a decoupler. You can use Ditra which is thinner. If you glue ceramic to plywood it will crack.
 
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The last thing you worry about when installing tiles is height. Doing the job right usually means that floor becomes higher than those around it.
 
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Thanks for your input. Thought about Ditra which is 1/8 thickness, helps a bit. If my porcelain tile is 7/16 plus thinset, which will be easily in about 11/16" high vs. wood floor 7/16"
 
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