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Unread 03-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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Removing old ceramic floor tile

I am about to embark on a small bathroom project where I need to remove a bathroom cabinet. If there is no tile under the cabinet, then I need to remove the existing floor tile and lay new tile on the entire floor. What are the steps that I need to accomplish this task as I have no idea what's under the old tile?
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Unread 03-01-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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Have you checked in with newbies start here? And are you familiar with the DEFLECTO above for checking your floor structure?And looked in the Liberry section for good info?This should get you pointed in the right direction,if your floor checks out, you'll need to look into mudwork,and, or using cement board.
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Unread 03-03-2006, 08:37 PM   #3
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Bathroom Floor

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Have you checked in with newbies start here? And are you familiar with the DEFLECTO above for checking your floor structure?And looked in the Liberry section for good info?This should get you pointed in the right direction,if your floor checks out, you'll need to look into mudwork,and, or using cement board.
I will be checking the floor structure in the morning, but I am ASSUMING that it is OK for tiling since this is already a tiled floor. My next question has to do with your statement concerning mudwork, and/or cement board. What is the purpose of one and/or the other? Do you use both or are they mutually exlusive?
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Unread 04-03-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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Thinset! How much height does it add?

I've check the deflecto calculations and find that I am OK to install ceramic tile in this bathroo. The original thickness of the mud under the original tile was 1 inch. I stripped everything back down to the plywood subfloor and I want to have between 3/4" and 1" thinkness before I lay my tiles. I will be installing 1/2" hardibacker board over the plywood. I will be layering thinset under that hardibacker board with a 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 trowel. Once I lay the hardibacker board over the thinset, how much thickness does the thinset add to the underlying foundation?
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Hi there, welcome! Gotta first name we can use? The thinset under the cbu will add about an 1/8".
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Unread 04-03-2006, 10:41 PM   #6
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Thinset! How much height does it add?

Thanks for the reply. My name is Don. Another question I have is about fastening the hardibacker board with 1" galvanized roofing nails. Does anyone know if using a pneumatic roofing nailer will work?
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Unread 04-08-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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Thinset! How much height does it add?

Well, even though I didn't receive any comments on my last post, I went ahead a tried the roofing nailer on some 1/2 scaps of hardibacker board. My fear was that the pneumatic nail gun would penetrate the board too much and crush the board in that particular spot. But, the results we great! This sure speeds up the process from hand nailing. My hands, thumbs and fingers have been thanking me every since.
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