Tarkus Tile, Inc.
Tile, Stone & Countertops
Tile prep work traditional
 

Tile prep work

Installing 5/8" AC plywood and Schluter Ditra Mat over an existing plywood subfloor to stiffen it up for a lasting tile installation. This floor sat over 24" OC joists and wasnt suitable for tile before we added the additional plywood. The correct subfloor prep is crucial for a lasting tile floor.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd. added this to Transition Time: How to Connect Tile and Hardwood Floors
Here Tarkus Tile is prepping for a tile installation with a second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane. The orange material (Schluter Systems' Ditra) was installed with a quality modified thinset (mortar). Since this home's existing framing was not suited to hold the new tile selection, the installers beefed up the subfloor to make sure the installation would last for years to come. Tip: The choice between a flush installation from tile to hardwood and one that meets industry guidelines should not be a hard one. Always follow industry guidelines! They will probably be stricter than local building codes.

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chipcoblyn added this to chipcoblyn's Ideas
September 29, 2014
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June 19, 2014
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karen270 added this to karen270's ideas
May 15, 2014
Most of today's floor tile is ⅜ inch to ¾ inch thick. Most hardwood flooring is ¾ inch thick. This means that when you put tile next to hardwood flooring, your tile choice will be critical for a flush transition. Simply tiling on top of a plywood subfloor is not an option — this practice is frowned upon and is not permitted by the TCNA or TTMAC. However, you can install a thin uncoupling mat (like Laticrete's Strata Mat or Schluter Systems' Ditra) to meet the tile industry's requirements. Tip: Installing a second layer of plywood over your subfloor and under your hardwood allows for more floor preparation options in the future. This is also a valid option if your home's floor joists were not designed for a stronger, heavier floor. However, this should be planned early on, since it affects how your stairs and stair risers are built.
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May 11, 2014
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February 20, 2014
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February 19, 2014
strengthen with plywood
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January 25, 2014
Underlayment of "ditra"
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The preparation work
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January 12, 2014
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December 29, 2013
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December 14, 2013
Here Tarkus Tile is prepping for a tile installation with a second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane. The orange material (Schluter Systems' Ditra) was installed with a quality modified thinset (mortar). Since this home's existing framing was not suited to hold the new tile selection, the installers beefed up the subfloor to make sure the installation would last for years to come. Tip: The choice between a flush installation from tile to hardwood and one that meets industry guidelines should not be a hard one. Always follow industry guidelines! They will probably be stricter than local building codes.
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November 5, 2013
Schluter Systems' Ditra the orange material
collins2 added this to collins2's ideas
September 4, 2013
Another uncoupling membrane (Tarkus Tile) for tile over plywood. They used two layers of plywood to reduce flexing.
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August 18, 2013
Prepping floor for tile
maryomalleykeyes added this to maryomalleykeyes's ideas
August 4, 2013
preparation for tiles maybe add another layer of plywood and make sure wood and tiles are same height for seamless transition
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August 3, 2013
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July 22, 2013
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Tiling 2013 TIPs #2 Here Tarkus Tile is prepping for a tile installation with a second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane. The orange material (Schluter Systems' Ditra) was installed with a quality modified thinset (mortar). Since this home's existing framing was not suited to hold the new tile selection, the installers beefed up the subfloor to make sure the installation would last for years to come. Tip: The choice between a flush installation from tile to hardwood and one that meets industry guidelines should not be a hard one. Always follow industry guidelines! They will probably be stricter than local building codes.
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July 13, 2013
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July 12, 2013
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July 12, 2013
here second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane
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July 11, 2013
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July 11, 2013
Must plan for transitions from hardwood to tile. Also if using a heavier tile - need special membrane
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July 10, 2013
beef up floor for tile
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July 10, 2013
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July 10, 2013
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July 10, 2013
Here Tarkus Tile is prepping for a tile installation with a second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane. The orange material (Schluter Systems' Ditra) was installed with a quality modified thinset (mortar). Since this home's existing framing was not suited to hold the new tile selection, the installers beefed up the subfloor to make sure the installation would last for years to come. Tip: The choice between a flush installation from tile to hardwood and one that meets industry guidelines should not be a hard one. Always follow industry guidelines! They will probably be stricter than local building codes.
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July 10, 2013
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July 10, 2013
Here Tarkus Tile is prepping for a tile installation with a second layer of plywood and an uncoupling membrane. The orange material (Schluter Systems' Ditra) was installed with a quality modified thinset (mortar).
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July 10, 2013
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