ceramic tile over hardwoodfloors

Old 07-28-01, 12:45 PM
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Is it possible to lay ceramic tiles over hardwood floors without putting a backerboard down? Could we just put screws into the hardwood to secure it. Has anyone ever tryed this without the tiles cracking??? I hate to think of tearing up the hardwood floor and if the board is put over top it causes a lot more work.
Old 07-28-01, 12:51 PM
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Individual planks make a very poor substrate for ceramic or stone floors. You really do need cement backer over the top.


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