Dear Bob and Betsy, I am installing in my home and it comes with attached cork underlayment. Will I also require a moisture barrier or concrete board for the tile bed? So here is my q? Is this a poor idea? If we use leveling compound, can the hardibacker be placed on top of it? I found that there was no type of moister barrier between the sub floor which looks like plywood and the ceramic tile itself. All the information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Note: Before installing the riser tiles, you must install the tread tiles see. Or, given a compatible thinset, could I proceed with laying tile on my existing subfloor? My only concern about using floor tile for the floor is the hardwood floor in the hallway will not be level with the floor tile if I use floor tile instead of wall tile. Time will tell on how it wears, but I really feel that it is there for good and there will not be any problems down the road. There is an area in the bathroom that creaks.
So should I rip out the vinyl and hardwood flooring first then put the backerboard on top of the subfloor, or just put the backerboard on top of the current vinyl floor, or do I even need backerboard at all in this situation?? Most laminate flooring doesn't come with the underlayment attached. Some folks at a local tile warhouse siad I could screw down cement backerboard over top of the hardwood and lay the tile. While it is more common in floor settings, it can also be used on stairs. And, if I do need to leave space, what should I use to make the stairs still look finished? What is your opinion on this??? The subfloor was wood so they layed cement backer board down. If so, what thickess of subfloor do I need? You can use the same type of glue on the stairs as on the rest of the floor. Most thread pieces will not be wide enough to cover the entire step. If you want to install vinyl flooring on stairs, here is a detailed procedure to assist you in the process.
If any glue squeezes onto the laminate planks, wipe it off quickly with a damp cloth. It's designed to fill these type of gaps, however it matches Johnsonite colors. Clear debris from level, clean floor or subfloor. I am going to remove the tiles before installing ceramic tiles. This can loosen the grout and consequently dislodge and crack the tiles. The flooring people are telling me to install the cabinets first in case i need to change the flooring for whatever reason.
Should I try to break up and remove the skim coat in those areas and use proper installation techniques for tile over concrete slab or can I trust the skim coat layer? I have explored and searched and have not had much luck from online publications I can find about this. Have looked at your links and answers all the way back and have these questions based on what I read: 1. Also, it seems that carpet is more appealing to most people when it comes to second floor bedrooms and stairs , but since this is a rental property it is rather costly to continue replacing the carpet and the tile it is way more durable, suggestions? Many stairs will have a pre-existing overhang: this is when the underside of the nosing on the upper steps is visible from the bottom of the staircase. Good luck with your project! It can be installed continuous to get fantastic consistent look that fuses with the room flooring. Is this not the right way? Tips Before Getting Started When installing on stairs, start at the top and work your way down. Is there any way other than using a cut off blade in a dremel type tool to get close to the base? Layout Regardless of which type of vinyl you are using, layout is the single most important element in the overall installation.
Please help, these hazed tiles are driving me crazy!! I put adhesive mortar cement under the cement backer board then screwed the board down. It is still an option at this point. Do I lay the wood floor first or the tile to achieve that even transition between materials without using transition strips? Less chance for tile damage. Would you recommend anything else??? The tack strip can be removed using a pry bar, while the staples can either be hammered back in place, or removed using a scraper. There currently are hills and valleys in the subfloor. In tearing up old tile, discovered that it was installed old-fashioned way- lots of mortar right on top of wood subfloor. Thanks in advance for your recommendation.
What about putting cement board in the kitchen versus the mold resistant drywall I intend on tiling the back splash and wall behind the stove. To learn how to choose the right laminate flooring for your stairs, read on! A neighbor suggested that we just put mastic over the subfloorand tile…not using the backer board. You should never set tile on wood, sheet rock, green board. Check your installation instructions for specifics. I already ordered the cement board and am inclined to stick with it. Then attach the plywood and backer board again, screws are best , putting the fasteners into the joists, and you should be good to go.
Good luck with your project! It is a wood balcony of a 2 story house with walkout. It would be a shame to have all that material and paid labor wasted, but I can't see that I'll be able to use the stairs over the long term the way they are. It is in an entry way and I was going to install tile there anyhow. Please let us know if you have any other questions! However, before any installation is started you need to take into consideration what kind of settlement issues have occurred previously if any, and the cause for them. I have to lay down a floating wood floor and also a tile floor that will meet up in two area. I was wondering if I should waterproof then put thinset and attach cement board with the thinset and or nails that go through cement, then the tile.
I have tried a haze remover from a hardware store, but no luck. Another friend said that if I do that I would have to rip out the subfloor if I remodeled in the future. What is the best way to make it even: Is self leveling material or a underlay the best way to go. We are planning on adding mortor between the floor and the backer board, so will that even everything out? Hi Rick, Thank you for your question. A lot of the laminate manufacturers make a strip for that purpose and it matches the flooring. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.