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Help! Installing tile in new construction.

Posted by erikamc (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 17, 11 at 15:17

Hi, I am building my house and need the real deal advice about what I need to (or don't need to) install underneath the tile. Cement board? Plywood? Membrane? There will be hardwood abutting the tile, and various installers have said I need to raise the tile up so it is the same height as the tile.

I am also having the steamshower tiled and have been told there needs to be waterproofing and cement board backing is this correct?

Thank you so much!!

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RE: Help! Installing tile in new construction.

yes on the steamshower. On the Floor tile..1/4 inch thick hardibacker set into a bed of mortar, than mortar again , than tile and it will bring you about even with 3/4 solid. There are a lot of correct ways but this will eliminate any elevation difference

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