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Unread 05-07-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I recently moved to a new house and I'm getting ready to renovate both bathrooms. I had great luck following the advice that I got from the tile forum the last time, so I'm starting a new thread to organize the questions that I'll have moving forward.

Let's start things easy...I need to put down a layer of OSB for my subfloor before putting down Ditra. When fastening the OSB, do I need to use any special screws? I wasn't sure whether something special will be needed, since they'll eventually have thinset over top.

Thanks for your help,

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Hi Evan,

The tile cops will probably yell at me, but I've used sheetrock screws for that through the years.
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Unread 05-07-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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Welcome back, Evan.

I would first recommend you install plywood rather than OSB as a second layer of subflooring if you plan to bond a membrane to it.

I would recommend you use coated decking screws to do the fastening. Easy to find same at your local building center.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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