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sucamilla
Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

Iam thinking of remodeling a small half bath,take the tiles, out put wire down,nailt it and cover it with thin set. Is it old fashioned? Do backer boards work better? And if so do I have to go down to the bare floor? Thanks.

Timothy Miller
Re: Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

way cool baffled membrane is way better - it allows the tiles to float so much less likely to have cracking. Take a look at it where you purchase your tile supplies.

canuk
Re: Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

Yep --- wire mesh is old school. Cement backer board is more or less the modern day replacement technique.
However there's another product -- I think Timothy is trying to describe -- called Ditra by Schluter.
http://www.schluter.com/2080.aspx
It is an uncoupling substrate used under tile on floors that goes on quite quickly without any extra height issues --- good product.

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