Any flooring folks around here?

Any flooring folks around here?

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#1 Aug 29, 2013
Weekend handyman here, so bear with me. I'm embarking on helping a buddy install ceramic tile in his kitchen/breakfast knook. First time tiling project for both of us. The house is an open floor plan and his wife would really like to minimize the stepdown at the transition from the breakfast area to the living room. A few months ago, they pulled up the living room carpet and installed laminate floor. The kitchen area is vinyl sheet which is coming out. The subfloor is .75" OSB. I already checked the floor joists and it looks like we won't have deflection problems. We've pretty much decided to go with Hardibacker as an underlayment. I'm thinking that once we get finished with a proper install, we're looking at a significant stepdown at the transition if we use .50" Hardibacker (my suggestion being the belt and suspenders type of guy I am). What do you think? Am I being overly cautious and can actually get away with .25" Hardibacker?
dcm1

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Aug 29, 2013
DerekJ wrote:
Weekend handyman here, so bear with me. I'm embarking on helping a buddy install ceramic tile in his kitchen/breakfast knook. First time tiling project for both of us. The house is an open floor plan and his wife would really like to minimize the stepdown at the transition from the breakfast area to the living room. A few months ago, they pulled up the living room carpet and installed laminate floor. The kitchen area is vinyl sheet which is coming out. The subfloor is .75" OSB. I already checked the floor joists and it looks like we won't have deflection problems. We've pretty much decided to go with Hardibacker as an underlayment. I'm thinking that once we get finished with a proper install, we're looking at a significant stepdown at the transition if we use .50" Hardibacker (my suggestion being the belt and suspenders type of guy I am). What do you think? Am I being overly cautious and can actually get away with .25" Hardibacker?
I can't believe that I'm about to say this, but o*really is someone you might want to talk to. Perhaps Kip, too...but for certain o*really. Good luck.

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#3 Aug 29, 2013
dcm1 wrote:
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I can't believe that I'm about to say this, but o*really is someone you might want to talk to. Perhaps Kip, too...but for certain o*really. Good luck.
Thanks. Hopefully, they'll see this.
happy

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Aug 30, 2013
Glad you got your info; dispite the few in here being a bunch of unwelcome racist hun-keee fools in a African Aamerican Topic Forum; infact, your 'post' seemed quite a bit refreshing.

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#5 Aug 30, 2013
happy wrote:
Glad you got your info; dispite the few in here being a bunch of unwelcome racist hun-keee fools in a African Aamerican Topic Forum; infact, your 'post' seemed quite a bit refreshing.
Thanks. Despite their personal opinions on race, there are a lot of people here who bring many varied skills and interests to the table. This forum can be more than it is.

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