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Ceramic tile should be installed over a rigid plywood subfloor.

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Question: Ceramic tile should be installed over a rigid plywood subfloor.
Top Answer (81% of 59 votes): False.

Answer: False
Explanation: This is a tricky question. The TCNA recommends not installing tile over any type of wood substrate. However, they do make recommendations for how to tile over plywood if it is necessary and provide specs for floor joists plywood thickness and the deflexion of material.
Utopia Tile & Stone
Answer: False
Explanation: Never! Won’t be long before the ceramic will become loose.
M.G Tile & Marble Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Along with a quality concrete board.
Cowee Custom Tile,LLC
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Answer: False
Explanation: Not recommended.
Seaside Stone and Tile, LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: But also needs a backer board or membrane installed first.
The Handy Hammer
Answer: True
Explanation: As long as there is a proper deflection rating and the proper prep and setting materials are used.
Tile & Stone Artisans, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Here in Florida, most homes have portland concrete sub flooring. If it is a condo we must use a sound barrier that is cork board or other material.
Pegasus Construction Group, Inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: plywood subfloor must be structurally sound and able to support the installation. Tile floors are heavy and tile is a hard material. It will break or dislodge if the surface bends under the load.
ALLAN WILLIS LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: Prep the floor do it right
Foster Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: The flooring should be smooth
GetGreatFlooring.com
Answer: False
Explanation: Over a wooden floor beca is used unless it's got a lot of give. Then floor must be reinforced.
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: False
Explanation: Need some form of membrane or backer board.
Floors 2 UR Doors
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Install on concrete if is first floor Install hardibacker subfloor if its 2nd floor or other
E&E Installations Inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: it should be installed over a wonderboard or other waterproofing system
TAC Tile
Answer: False
Explanation: Cement backer board works better
KB FLOORING LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Thin sit won't stick to wood.
Phil's flooring
Answer: False
Explanation: I install it over a concrete slab or substrate
A Better Flooring
Answer: False
Explanation: It can be installed over multiple
Handyman services
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: I always recommend installing over a rigid subfloor comprised of plywood and cement board.
DC Construction Services Inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: Plywood -underlayment-tile
Gilbert Tile Installation
Answer: False
Explanation: I always lay a cement board first!
Chris Benedict's All Trades Service
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Ceramic tile always needs to be installed on a concrete substrate or subfloor. Backer board is used over wood surfaces.
TileCraft LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: In most cases, a rigid plywood subfloor provides a good base.
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