While i prefer using 1 2 cement backer board over a plywood subfloor you may be able to get by with 1 4 backer board instead. Reinforcing floor supports joists in some instances where movement is detected it is sensible to strengthen the.
Our how to tile a bathroom floor will give you all the help and advice you ll need to do this job well.
Tiling a wood bathroom floor. Even if you use a waterproof underlayment membrane the floor will still be either 1 4 or 1 2 higher than the subfloor plus the thickness of the tile and adhesive. Shift the tiles if needed so any cuts that must be made by the wall are against the least noticeable wall. Use the notched side of the trowel to spread thinset mortar across a small section of the floor generally about 2 feet by 2 feet.
Finally lay out the location for the tile apply a coat of thin set to the backer board and lay the tile. When laid properly it s virtually a forever floor tiling that requires almost no care and maintenance. Lowe s walks you through tiling a bathroom floor step by step in this how to video.
There s even advice on how to tile around a toilet su. Tiling on wooden floors part 1 preparation 1. Install the tiles with thinset.
Whether you re replacing an old shabby bathroom flooring tile or installing a new one you can t beat ceramic or stone tile for durability and appearance. Press the tile firmly onto the floor. And you can select materials from a vast array of colors and textures.
I partnered with ridgid to show how to tile a bathroom floor. As you progress to adjacent tiles insert tile spacers. This is part of my small bathroom remodel project and floor tiling is one of the biggest bang.
Setting tile on cement backer board with spacers used to align the tile. If the floor is stiff enough to tile directly on the vinyl sand or strip the floor and screw the vinyl down before tiling. Lay out a single horizontal and vertical row of tiles across the floor along the chalk reference lines.
Butter the back of a tile with the thinset as well. Once the tile has set apply grout to the joints between the tile wiping off any excess with a damp sponge. You also don t want cut tiles at the entrance to the bathroom so adjust the tiles so cuts are against the far wall.
Securing the sub floor the floor covering that sits on the joists if your floorboards are in good condition then. If the floor isn t stiff enough add a layer of underlayment before tiling.