Tiling over HomeAdvantage Subfloor
I have just installed a second subfloor for a bathroom remodel. I will be tiling the whole floor and the custom shower. The HomeAdvantage product is from HD and is basically a good quality, dense, chipboard/glue type subfloor – very heavy.
The marking on the product says an underlayment must be used for non-textile coverings like vinyl tile and ceramic tile.
My plan is to use roofing felt followed by expanded metal mesh and thinset, followed by the tile.
I would appreciate any suggestions on a better method. I prefer not to put in lauan or quarter inch backer board, but am considering backer board may be the best choice. Money is not the object. Floor thickness is, as I am also installing suntouch in-floor heating wire.
The shower, of course, will be different as I will be installing nobleseal TS over a mud base, which will also probably be over backerboard.
Thanks for any suggestions.
I'm not sure that I would see and advantage of using wire lathe and mortar, versus just using the backer boards. (So long as the backer is properly secured.)
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I would go with Ditra. You can set the floor heat, lay the Ditra and start setting tile the same day, and it only adds ~1/8".
I see a conflict between heating wire and the expanded wire lathe mesh. Go with Ditra or Hardibacker
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I am thinking about only Ditra and backerboard at this time. The wire mesh was a throwback to previous thinking.
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