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Old 01-31-2018, 04:47 PM   #31
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OK plywood is down

Hi, I am almost done installing my plywood. The area that I am doing is fairly large. My question is: with 4x8 sheets of plywood and 3x5 sheets of cement board, how can I align the cement board so that the seams from the plywood do not line up with the cement?
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:03 PM   #32
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Your dimensions are all multiples of one foot, so just offset the first piece of cement board from a piece of plywood by an odd multiple of 6" in both directions. I.e. 6", or 18", or 30", etc.

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Old 02-01-2018, 06:51 AM   #33
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Ok cool. That is what I will do. Thank you!
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:22 PM   #34
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hallway tile

Hi!

I will be putting tile in my hallway. How do I do this when we need to get to the bathroom and bedrooms? 6x36 wood plank tile.

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Old 02-02-2018, 06:28 PM   #35
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if you absolutely must use the floor in less than 24 hours there are rapid setting thinsets and grout which would allow you to walk on the floor sooner. These can be problematic for a diyer. you could also just do half of the hallway and then once it's set do the other half or go get a room for the night.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:08 PM   #36
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just wondering... If i use large format tile thinset and a self leveling system, can a 70 lb dog walk on it if it is not fully cured without a major issue? I can make a bridge for the family, but i doubt the dog will follow it.
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:02 PM   #37
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Can you lay something like a sheet of 1/4" Masonite over the tile? It would help distribute the dog load....
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:38 PM   #38
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I would, but the leveling system has the plastic pieces that stick up all over the place.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:17 AM   #39
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new pictures

cement board almost done. here are some pics
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:19 AM   #40
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sorry. not sure why my pics flipped
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:17 AM   #41
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It happens a lot, but don't worry. I can just turn my phone sideways.

Regarding making a path for the family to walk on, sometimes I'll use some rapid setting thinset for two or three rows to accommodate some foot traffic. As for the dog, I don't know what to tell you about that.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:23 AM   #42
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large format tile thinset

What do you guys recommend for the best Large Format Tile thinset?

I will be installing 6x36 porcelain plank tile on Durock.

Also, if you can list bad brands and stories as well.

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:54 AM   #43
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Mapie ultralight. I just finished doing our bathroom... 10x16 wall tiles ,no sag at all.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:39 AM   #44
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My tile will be floor tile. I am glad your project turned out great!
I was recommended mapei from a friend as well.
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Hi Christopher,

All of our sponsor tile products companies have special thinsets for large tiles. Check the web sites and mention LFT (large format tile).
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