| Wood Flooring Foundations You should cover a deck with a suitable thickness of marine grade plywood (not the cheap coating you can get), the thicker the better (1218mm) as this gives the floor more rigidity. The plywood surface is therefore the surface to be tiled.
Although the tiles can be laid on top of the plywood, you shouldn’t install the tiles directly on top of the plywood itself. Use intermediate layers consisting of two sheets of plywood.
You have two choices of substrate: 3/8 “external plywood or 1/2” concrete board. Both work great if you install them carefully. The existing subfloor must be securely fastened to the floor joists.
SBR is a binder and is used in mortar layers and smoothing to support the bonding process and can also be used as a primer on plaster, concrete and plywood.
: Unfortunately, we don’t recommend tiling directly onto the floorboards.
Concrete slab (Durock and WonderBoard), the standard material for tiles. The concrete slab has a strong concrete core and is equipped with fiberglass on both sides. It is waterproof, which makes it ideal for installations in wet areas.
Glue, called mastic, is the cheapest method of laying tiles. The putty fixes the tile directly to a wood subfloor, wood back wall or piece of plywood.
Although it is possible to lay tiles directly on the concrete, problems arise if the concrete breaks or moves. Every movement of the concrete is transferred to the tile. Cracks in the concrete instantly turn into cracks in the tile.
- apply subtly. Apply everything subtly.
- Screw the back plate into the plywood. Screw the support plate into the plywood.
- Band field connections. Band field connections.
- Start tiling at a 90 degree angle. Start with a 90 degree angle.
- Mark the tiles to be cut.
- Cut the tiles with a wet saw.
- Place the first tile.
- Clean the seals with too thin a set.