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Unread 10-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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Jest thinkin...

If I tile a floor, I want to make it *solid*, so I'd screw the plywood down to the joists before doing the thinset-ditra-thinset-tile thing.

But then, what if some poor sod (even me, umpteen years down the road) wants new tile on the floor? How's s/he gonna get the tiles (& plywood) outta there? Can't just lift the plywood cause it's screwed down. Can't get the thinset off the plywood without damaging it. What does a renovator do (besides curse)? Maybe one shouldn't make a tile floor too solid?

Jest a thought...
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Unread 10-27-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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Unread 10-27-2004, 04:07 PM   #3
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Mud beds come up easily from plywood while thinset doesn't?
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