Tiling over sloped floor

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Old 11-23-18, 06:17 AM
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Tiling over sloped floor

I'm doing a bit of a fireplace makeover prior to having a gas insert installed. I'd like to put in some 12x24" floor tiles, but the existing tile floor has a downward slope. The height difference between the lowest point of the tile and the top of the hardwood floor is about 5/8".

What is the best way to get this floor levelled up? I know it's generally a no-no, but I'm considering leaving the existing tile where it is, since this area won't be getting much foot traffic, being directly in front of the fireplace.
 
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Old 11-23-18, 11:25 AM
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Maybe is will, maybe it wont work so why take the chance, just tear out the tile and level and take satisfaction you did it the right way!
 
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Old 11-23-18, 12:51 PM
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Well, it looks like I'll have to remove the tiles regardless, they come up too high near the surround.

Given that, what would be the best way to level out the subfloor? I'm thinking of installing 1/2" cement board prior to laying the tile.
 

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That or floor leveler, that would allow you to get the exact height!
 
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