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Old 02-02-2011, 06:39 PM  
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Where Ceramic Tile Meets Hardwood

If some average schmo was gonna take up the linoleum and carpet to be replaced with 3/4" hardwood and 12"x12" ceramic tile, what size/type of underlay would he use for the tile to match the height of the hardwood well enough to keep the lady of the house from mentioning it frequently?

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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He would use 1/4" underlayment. I like hardibacker but there are 3 or 4 other brands that work well too.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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For function and aesthetics, the best way to install is to build the the wood right up against the tile. Having a small border with a nice design where the tile transitions to wood is a big bonus.

But, if you want to be like the normal Joe, leave a 1/2" to 3/4" gap between the tile and wood and fill in with a T-Molding.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #8
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For function and aesthetics, the best way to install is to build the the wood right up against the tile. Having a small border with a nice design where the tile transitions to wood is a big bonus.

But, if you want to be like the normal Joe, leave a 1/2" to 3/4" gap between the tile and wood and fill in with a T-Molding.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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No laughing at me Phil as I am NOT a contractor. But I did pull up some carpet in the house I sold in KS to find hard wood underneath. Tile was layed on the floor some years ago and I didn't want to clean up the mess and risk a F***ed up floor underneath so I did what I had to to make it presentable for sale.

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:06 PM   #10
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He would use 1/4" underlayment. I like hardibacker but there are 3 or 4 other brands that work well too.
So, is there anything that goes between the subfloor and hardibacker? Does he use regular thinset on top for the tile?

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #11
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Mike Holmes always used the orange mat under tile. (can't remember the name) but he got it from HomeDepot.

Edit: It's called Ditra
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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you don't have to use Hardi brand, but you need a tile underlayment, NOT a wood underlayment like luan.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:41 PM   #13
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you don't have to use Hardi brand, but you need a tile underlayment, NOT a wood underlayment like luan.
I like you, Mikey, but this ain't even as good as an amen from the cheap seats. Get on up here with the restuvus.

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:43 PM   #14
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I like you, Mikey, but this ain't even as good as an amen from the cheap seats. Get on up here with the restuvus.

Seriously.

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are you speaking jive? seriously, maybe I'm sleep deprived, but I have no idea what you just said...
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #15
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Mike Holmes always used the orange mat under tile. (can't remember the name) but he got it from HomeDepot.

Edit: It's called Ditra
I've seen that used well and I've seen it used badly. I'm a little scared of it, especially for n00bs.
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