I'm going to be replacing the vinyl floor in my kitchen and laundry room
with 12" x 12" porcelain tile. I will be taking up the old vinyl as well as
the 3/4 inch underlayment. I am guessing that the subfloor is 3/4 inch as
well. What has been recommended so far is to lay down 1/2" Wonder board
with screws and mastic. This is my first tile floor and I want to get it
right. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have been told that
porcelain instead of ceramic tile is the way to go.
Yeah, me neither. I just started pummeling the sales person with questions.
I wanted to know what the difference was between the low end and high end
tiles. I figured they were expensive for a reason. Porcelain is much
harder than ceramic and is fired at a higher temperature. Ceramic tiles are
better suited to walls. I will be using cement board underlayment and will
also level to the best of my abilities. Just hope I don't run into any
large unforeseen problems. Should be a fairly straightforward install. I
have to rent a special saw to cut under the counters to take up the old 3/4
underlayment. Fun, fun, fun.
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