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Unread 06-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #5
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OFten, that 1/4" ply underneath is something like a luan, or similar hardwood. That stuff has an oily substance in it that doesn't agree with cement based mortars. If it's a pine or fir, and you anchored it really well, you've got a chance. That's assuming that it's got C-faces or better...something you can't really tell at this point. A D-face will have voids, something you do NOT want in a tiled substrate.
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