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Old 06-25-2018, 05:42 AM   #1
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Leveling sub-floor for tile in small bathroom

Friends, My 1st tile job in quite awhile and I had a few questions. I am tiling the floor and surround of a 5'x5' bathroom. This bathroom is in an older home and is about 3/4" out of level with the low section at the entry door. Not concerned with the elevation difference between the hall and bathroom as I can use a transition to address. What is the best way to level this? I had considered self leveling concrete or troweled mortar but am afraid the screws for the backer board would crack this material when installed over? Does need to be level as the tile are large.....Thanks in advance..Bill
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:01 AM   #2
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Other than the floor being out of level, is the floor flat?
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:00 AM   #3
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The slope is not consistent.....from from wall to door opening slopes 3/4"....from same wall to opposite walls on both sides of door slope is less....1/4" to 1/2"......so I guess the answer is no not flat....
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Bill,

A self leveling compound (SLC) would solve many problems at the same time. Which manufacturers do you have available to you? Ardex liquid backer board would give you the thinnest application.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:43 AM   #5
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Yes....SLC will work but in areas that have the SLC how do I install the screws for the backer board....I will not have SLC over the whole floor.....unless I pour a full 1" which would give me 1/4" thickness at the high spots.....If I do this can I thinset and tile directly to the SLC and forgo backer altogether......

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Forego the ceement board and use the liquid backer board;

When working over plywood, we prefer to set depth gauges using screws set tot he finished height every 18 to 24 inches or as needed to ensure the proper depth. The tops of the screws would all be dead level.
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I'll check the mfg instruction but what are generally thickness max and mins...thanks

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With LBB I think it has a max of 1.25"
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