Hardibacker or plywood for tile?
I am going to be installing sheldon slate 1/4 inch floor tiles very shortly. I am also replacing the hardwood floor so I hope to get the tile at the 3/4 height that the floor boards are.
I am not sure if I will be doing it or hiring someone.
I have gotten two estimates so far. I will be laying the base layer myself. 3/8 plywood was suggested and I was told not to use hardibacker?
Why is this, and should I ignore the advice and use hardibacker set in morter anyway? I was reading 1/4 inch hardibacker will bring the 1/4 inch tile to the hardwood level.
Also, I think one guy uses adhesive, is this the proper thing to use or is that the same thing as morter?