Tile underlayment question
I’m sure I ready know the answer to this but, I have a client that wants tile in his kitchen. Currently there is linoleum with 2×10’s below.
Has anyone just applied hardi over this floor or do I just need to pull the old floor out? I guess i’m just trying to save a little labor for me and my client.
This is a newer house (under ten years) and this is the only floor, so this wouldnt be layer number 10 or something.
I would just go over the linoleum, maybe roughing it up a little with a sander before hand. Then use a latex modified thinset, the hardiboard, and a lot of concrete board screws or short deck screws.
I would rip up the linoleum if it was wavy and wouldn't let the hardibacker lay flat.
Another thing to check is the subfloor- obviously, you'd want less deflection for a tile floor than you would with a resilient floor. 3/4" OSB or Ply over 16" centers is fine.
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Did mine like that 8 yrs. ago only problem I have had is swaping out dishwashers. Had to remove tile to get it back out.
Wow answers are different than I thought they'd be. This is a pretty flat floor that was why it even occured to me not to pull it up. I did look at the dishwasher and even mentioned that to the HO. It may be a little tight but you can always release the countertop.
snip..It may be a little tight but you can always release the countertop....
Unless someone comes in and glues down a solid surface or granite...
Put a panel that screws down in the front of it,
Before you assume, check if the counter was installed from underneath. Counters built in place are often screwed through the top of the substrate into the cabinet, then laminated, burying the screws under the laminate.
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Edited 6/16/2006 9:21 pm ET by NickNukeEm
Full spread adhesive under that floor covering? I suppose there wouldn't be a problem if you run enough screws through it.
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Edited 6/16/2006 9:42 pm ET by calvin
I have laid backerboard over vinyl flooring - no problem as long as the flooring is not coming loose.
The floor is in good shape, he just wants a change. The only problem I can fore see with going over is that he doesnt want the tile to carry into the laundry room and the transition may be a little high.