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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Subfloor

I recently bought a house built in 1980, the subfloor is made up of 3/4" tongue and groove sheeting, and 3/4" (What looks to me like) particle board, giving me 1 1/4". After much reading it sounds as if I cant install tile over particle board (which really sucks) what are my options, and how can I get a good solid subfloor for tile? How can I tell if this material is particle board? (It looks to be very solid). Thanks in advance!
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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Are you sure it is particle board? Could it be OSB?
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Unread 04-07-2014, 10:24 PM   #3
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Welcome, Trinity.

Show us a photo of what you've got and we'll see can we tell you what it is. That'll get us started.
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After further investigation, its definitely particle board.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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If I take out the particle board, can I install hardie backer directly over the
3/4" sheeting?
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What's beneath this area you wish to tile, Trinity?
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Before you go further, you should run your joist structure info. into the Deflecto in the dark blue bar at the top of the page.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:47 PM   #8
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The number that I got from the Deflecto is 587. I have 2" x 10" Douglas Fir joists on 16" centers, with 3/4" OSB tongue and groove, and 3/4" Particle board on top of that.
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