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Old 05-14-01, 04:29 PM
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I am helping my daughter redo an old apartment and I need help with the ceramic tile job. The present floor is 1 inch thick solid wood which is okay. I plan to screw a 3/4 inch thick construction type particle board over that and then go with the tile. It appears that particle board is not the best choice but plywood is hard to come by over here. Any ideas or hints would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 05-14-01, 07:30 PM
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North American particle board is the worst stuff you can put tile over...that being said..I did a job in England last year..and fought with the contractor over the particle board subfloor he had put down, but he said the stuff over there didn't swell up when it got wet,and that they used it out side. I put the tile over it and so far everything is fine..but I still don't like the idea. If you can get concrete board as your subfloor, that would be the way to go.
 
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Old 05-15-01, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the info! I am going to try the German high strength, waterproof particle board. This board is totally different than our American stuff. Just hope it works!
 
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