Plywood or cement board


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Old 07-25-19, 04:46 PM
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Plywood or cement board

I am going to install engineered hardwood floating flooring throughout my home in SW Florida. Part of the house had carpeting, the rest has ceramic tile. We removed the carpet and there is concrete underneath. The tile is 3/8 higher than the concrete. I am trying to decide if I want to put plywood or cement board over the concrete to make everything the same height. I am worried about the moisture in Florida. Any thoughts? I plan on putting a moisture barrier over everything as well.
 
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Old 07-26-19, 12:49 AM
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The tile is higher, but when you install the new floor wont it be close to the same height as the tile?
 
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Old 07-26-19, 03:18 PM
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The key is how thick is your engineered hardwood? If it's the thin stuff then it may end up about the same height as your tile. If it's 3/4" thick the it will actually be 3/8" higher than your tile so you definitely don't want anything else for thickness.
 
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Old 07-29-19, 03:41 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I Was not clear. I am planning on doing the whole house in the engineered hardwood including over the existing tile. This is why I want to make the cement floors the same height as the existing tile.
 
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I'd remove the tile. Tile is a better choice for bath rms.
 
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Old 07-29-19, 06:14 AM
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over the existing tile.
That would not be recommended, should be one continuous surface.

Adding filler board is not a good idea also so removing tile would be best option!
 
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Old 07-29-19, 06:35 AM
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I would think that engineered over tile would be noisy too.
 
 

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