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Unread 05-14-2021, 08:08 AM   #1
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7/16" Thick Tile Meeting 3/4 Hardwood

We have a tile that is 7/16" thick and we want it to meet flush with a 3/4" hardwood floor. It is currently just a bare sub-floor (3/4 OSB on 16" OC 2x12s). What underlayment and trowels are suggested to meet the floor?

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Unread 05-14-2021, 08:29 AM   #2
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Without getting into the joist structure, and condition of the subfloor, a 1/4" cement board would get you to the height you're wanting.

But before you move forward you should use the deflecto and verify that your joists are up to par, and that your subfloor is in good shape, attach to the joists properly, and is tongue and groove.
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If 1/4" Hardie is used wont it be to high?

Mortar for Hardie
1/4" Hardie
1/8" mortar under tile (8"x8" tile - was gong to use a 1/4x1/4 trowel)
7/16 tile

I'm assuming that will get me approx. a 7/8" total height.

I was thinking of using Ditra to lower the height....? That should buy me another 1/8" ?
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You'll probably have closer to 1/16" of mortar with a 1/4" trowel.

If getting it dead on is really important to you, you could do a test with a scrap piece of sheetrock or plywood. Set a tile or two with your 1/4" trowel and see what the tile and mortar adds up to. Then you determine if 1/8" or 1/4" underlayment would work better for you.
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