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  1. Lakey

    Lakey Active Member

    Location:
    Crawley
    Ok so I have a 3m x 2m bathroom to fit out & have just ripped the floor up back to joists.

    What is your preferred method of preparation.
    The tiles are 450 x 450 porcelain.

    22mm NMP
    Chipboard & tile backer
    Chipboard & antifracture
    Ply & Ditra.....etc etc?
     
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  2. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I usual method is chipboard and 6mm Hardie.

    But if all the floor is up and you can get it locally for a good price 22mm no more ply would be best I suppose.
     
  3. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Ply & marmox boards is usually my choice
     
  4. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    22 mm no more ply, hands down.
     
  5. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Thought you can’t get it anymore?
     
  6. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    That’s Hardifloor Ian.
     
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  7. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    There you go I learnt something new today, always try and learn something new everyday. :)
     
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  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Hardiefloor is produced in Australia, and became uneconomical as a product here because it never caught on fast enough.
    Which is a real shame, excellent bit of kit.
     
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  9. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Ply and then HB/pro ply would be my choice.

    If budget doesn’t allow it then Chipboard then TBB

    For me, the large sheet of ply does it. As I do Bathrooms it’s rarely more than a single joint in the floor.
     
  10. judge

    judge Professional Tiler

    Ply +hardi :)
     
  11. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Ok..... anyone, everyone,.........why?
    Please educate me, cos I’m obviously missing something.

    After all, you must have your reasons, I’m interested in knowing them please.
     
  12. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Tbf all of @Lakey@Lakey suggestions would work just fine. For me it would be situation, budget and material availability dependant.
     
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  13. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I’m hiding, not getting into this one!!
     
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  14. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Availability, less joints, tried and tested. No more ply 22mm might work just fine but in a Bathroom I’d still prefer that single sheet of ply or couple of sheets of ply and a single join then over boarded.

    A joint every 500mm for me isn’t ideal with backer board IMO- In other words I don’t have the confidence in the product.
     
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Maybe I don’t know enough about it.

    When the conversation came up recently I went straight onto the no more ply website to have a look

    The link to ‘view details’ of the board didn’t work then and it still doesn’t. Why should I attempt installing a product when the manufacturers can’t even display the information properly.

    Boards - Boarding Products - http://sts-uk.com/boarding-products/boards
     
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