Doing a mud job and tiling


Old 03-19-19, 04:38 PM
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Doing a mud job and tiling

Doing a small bath room 52X76 in. The sub floor is 1X4 about 30 -40 years old. I have read to put tar paper down and that I can use chicken wire stapled to the floor. Instead of the chicken wire I was maybe thinking of using 1/4 in cement board. I am putting Pex tubing on top of the chicken wire or cement board. What would be the minimum thickness of the mud job. Height is a problem. Should I use bags of mortar mix or some thing else.
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Old 03-19-19, 05:31 PM
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If height is a problem then you will not want to put PEX in the floor. It will raise the floor height by 3/4" or more. There is also new technology than a mud base. I would recomend doing more research for better options.
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Another option would be the electric grid type floor heating as it doesn't require much additional height.
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This is part of NYC and electric is very high and going higher all the time. Could you pint me into the direction of the newer method.
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I have used 1/2 inch panels under 1/4 inch cement board and tile for bathroom floor.
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