carlo86May 2, 2011

do you need to put moisture into the subflooring before installing the thinset under the hardibacker? thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

No you don't.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2011 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Before you install your Hardibacker over your plywood subfloor the plywood should be structurally sound and clean.

We scratch up the plywood with a wire brush, vacum and use a damp sponge to clean it up. The plywood is far from wet but it is clean and free of any bond breakers.

Insure you apply thin-set and then drop the hardibacker into your wet thin set quickly and nail it down. Screws if you prefer.

Do not nail the perimeter and then the center. Start along one long edge and work out from there. Like you are working air bubbles out from under wall paper. This way there is no chance of having the board crowned and flex in the center.

Good Luck.


    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 10:45AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
LVT or Tile
I am trying to decide what to replace my carpet in...
Wood-flooring vs tile in home with dog
I'm remodeling my 2-story condo and replacing flooring....
DIY Stained Concrete
We are planning on doing the stained concrete ourselves...
Somerset Country Hardwood Made in China
After ordering 1650 sf of Somerset Country hardwood,...
Difference visually between 1/8 and 3/16 grout joints?
We're thinking 1/8 but the installer is suggesting...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™