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  1. john56897452

    john56897452 Active Member

    Location:
    NOTTINGHAM
    Hi,

    Looking at tiling the floor of my bathroom. No UFH just plain tiling. Whats the preferred base?

    Fixing onto solid floorboards (no squeak or bounce). Screwed down NMP or hardiebacker, or any other product suggestions?

    Thank you for reading

    John.
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Either of those or a 6mm insulation board such as marmox, wedi, delta
     
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  3. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I normally go for no more ply as you can use mega strength glue and screws
     
  4. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Got told the other day than 6mm xps style board isn't suitable for timber overlay, 10mm minimum. Apparently
     
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  5. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Interesting. Who told you that? Pretty certain from memory that they all state it's a recommended method with 6mm. I have certainly never had any issues.
     
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  6. TheAofT

    TheAofT Active Member

    Location:
    North London
    Manufacturers say that 6mm insulated board isn't suitable for floorboards and suggest to use thicker board but not for ply or chipboard etc.
     
  7. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I can honestly say that I have never seen that written anywhere. I'm not saying it's not true, just not seen it!
     
  8. TheAofT

    TheAofT Active Member

    Location:
    North London
    They usually drop that info into technical support or information or some sections where they explain how to use products.
     
  9. TheAofT

    TheAofT Active Member

    Location:
    North London
    But you're right its not easy to find.
     
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  10. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Well I found it at last, hidden in the depths of a Marmox PDF document!

    Screenshot_20170912-231154.jpg

    Great info lads, this kind of thing is exactly what this forum is all about :):thumbsup:
     
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  11. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Yea I had never hated it either, I have to be honest I have always used 10mm on chipboard floors anyway, purely though belt and braces really, but a lad on another site mentioned it and a few other confirmed it. But yes @Plan Tec Tiling@Plan Tec Tiling it is exactly why I love this place
     
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  12. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I've done it with 6mm onto floorboards plenty of times, primed, flexi adhesive and mechanical fixed at 300mm centres because of the need to keep heights as low as possible and have never had any issues at all.
     
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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I always laugh at bathroom floor height build as everyone is worried about the step up when in fact most people have walked up a flight of 8" stairs to get to their bathroom .
     
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  14. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Stairs are a bit different to a threshold! No one wants a toe stubber!
     
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  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    As my mum used to say . Pick your feet up .
     
  16. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    And what about if customer is in a wheelchair? Can't have floors all different heights.
     
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  17. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Then they wouldn't of walked up a flight of stairs would they .
     
  18. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    We are speaking about thresholds you are the only one speaking about stairs
     
  19. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    ...not if they're in a bungalow..
     
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  20. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    You're right . But in a bungalow likelihood is it would be a solid construction floor so tiling direct to screed which would involve minimal height build up. In fact possibly less than a good quality carpet and underlay .
     
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