Ok, so I think we're ready to go this weekend. I've picked out my tile
and the grout is on order! A few questions before I get started.
First, cement backer board. I haven't stripped out the old tile/
flooring yet so I'm not sure what I'll find, but assuming everything
is "average" what size should I use for backer board? Is 1/4"
sufficient or should I be using 1/2"? The cost difference is
negligible so that's not the issue here. I'm wondering about height
difference in the new floor. Also, while I've read quite a bit about
the installation and I think I have the basics down, there are some
"technical details" that most how to books/sites don't really touch
- screws for the underlayment - what type of screws should I be using
and how many? I read somewhere that using thinset under the backer
board isn't really to secure it to the floor, but rather fill in any
slight irregularities in the subfloor. Thus, I would need adequate
numbers of screws to firmly secure it to the subfloor? Do the screw
head need to be covered with an additional layer of thinset (i.e.
cover them like you would on drywall and then apply thinset for laying
- fiberglass tape on the joints - is this the same "adhesive backed"
fiberglass tape they sell for drywall applications? I usually use
paper rolls for this, but I know I have a few rolls of the fiberglass
I'm sure there will be additional questions, but this is what is on my
mind right now. I'm pretty excited to tackle this project and very
excited to see the outcome. Thanks for all your help thus far.