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Tiling On Floorboards

Discussion in 'Tiling Forum' started by mbc0, Feb 14, 2018.

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  1. mbc0

    mbc0 Active Member

    Location:
    Bognor Regis
    Hi,

    I have a 7 Metre Ground Floor Hallway which is currently plain floorboards and I have just ordered some 300 x 600 slate effect porcelain 9mm tiles.

    I am aware of the backer board vs ply argument and that it depends on who you ask!

    My question is to be able to keep the floor low I would like to remove the floorboards and put either ply or backer boards directly onto the joists and tile directly onto them, does anyone have any experience or advice in this?

    Many Thanks!
     
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    If the floor boards are solid and in sound condition why not just overboard with 6mm Hardie, Z bars can be used in doorways, and height shouldn't be an issue..
     
  3. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Backer boards are used as an overlay only. However there are 20mm ish structural cement boards that could be used. Armoroc is one example.

    If you feel the need to rip it all up rather than overboard it with Hardie, providing your joists are at no more than 300mm centres you could lay 18-22mm ply and tile direct, but even then most people on here would still want the piece of mind of a cement board overlay, because these days, timber surfaces are risky.
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Or, look up “Hardiplank”

    Remove floorboards, noggin if necessary. Fix hardiplank direct to joists. Tile.
     
  5. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Wall cladding? you sure?
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
  7. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Ahhh.... that makes more sense. Although i think they have stopped or are stopping selling it in the uk....... could be wrong though. Usually am :)
     
  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    6mm cement board over the floor boards is the way here.
     
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  9. andy tiler

    andy tiler Andy Carroll Tiling Ltd Professional Tiler

    Location:
    manchester
    Make sure the floorboards are solid and 6mm Hardie or no more ply would be my option
     
  10. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    6mm Hardi board glued and mechanical fixed onto existing secured floorboards
     
  11. mbc0

    mbc0 Active Member

    Location:
    Bognor Regis
    Thanks so much for all the replies! is there any advantage to cement boards over hardi boards other than what I can work out it better adhesion to concrete boards?
     
  12. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Hardi board is cement board, Hardi just a make
     
  13. mbc0

    mbc0 Active Member

    Location:
    Bognor Regis
    ah... schoolboy error :confused:
     
  14. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    They have stopped shipping it over.
     
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  15. NWTiles

    NWTiles Member of Tilers Forums

    Location:
    blackpool
    Bal fast flex with a 3mm solid bed fixing trowel
     
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