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Old 01-01-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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Ambitious Homeowner Takes Sizeable Bite: Will He Chew It?

New here. Been reading up last few weeks. Never tiled a square in my life. Bought a 1911 brick 2-story 20'x 32' overall, all original floors, joists, and walls, and now in the midst of renovation. Despite my best efforts at predicting the future, there were unforeseen costs and I am now tackling a few more things than initially planned, including the existing second floor bathroom and an adjacent second bath, en suite to the master.

L/618 according to deflecto (caveat being that not all of the joists are in tip-top shape, but sistering and blocking is already in their future).

Existing bath had mortar bed on top of notched joists but in bad shape and with steel water lines embedded so that's ripped out now.

New bath had 3/4" T&G heart pine overlayment, now cut out and with one edge having 9" flooring unsupported extending past joist.

Current plan is 2x6 sister to one side of each damaged joist, and, at a level 3/4" below top of joist, 2x4 sisters to either side of all joists with 2x4 blocking at 16" OC between (except those which are bearing partition walls, those will get 2x6 treatment). Then, as you may have predicted, 3/4" plywood with grain at perpendicular flush-ish (flush with highest joist to make level and flat) with top of joist.

The two bathrooms will have a partition wall framed sort of in parallel with joists, and supported by 2x6 blocking. I have a plan to support the unsupported flooring as well.

I'm here in part to ask about whether anyone has opinions on the subfloor and framing plan, since my GC will definitely bill me to re-do it if anything is not up to code, but mostly to ask about what comes next: floor and wall tile in both baths, and a tiled shower in one. More details coming.

There is also some kitchen tile... :/
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Welcome aboard, Joey.

Once the subfloors are up to par, the next thing will be the shower. Tile the bath floors last.
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