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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 (80% of 63 votes): False.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: A cement board is recommended over plywood
Bayway Ceramic Tile, Inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: You have to use anti-fracture membrane
AMG Flooring & Paint, Inc.
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
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Answer: True
Explanation: Along with a quality concrete board.
Cowee Custom Tile,LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: It is suggested to put backer board, to give the floor more stability.
Bacallao Flooring
Answer: False
Explanation: Not recommended.
Seaside Stone and Tile, LLC
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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
Answer: False
Explanation: Ceramic tile should be installed over Durock or hardibacker board over a 3/4 inch plywood floor to be durable
ARTIZTEK TILE DESIGNS
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.
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Answer: False
Explanation: Prep the floor do it right
Foster Construction
Answer: False
Explanation: Schluter ditra or schluter ditra xl must be the proper underlayment prior to setting the tile. Mortar does not bond to wood and will definitely cause cracking of the tile due to the natural thermal expansion and contraction of the house or building
Your buddy at the beach LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: The flooring should be smooth
GetGreatFlooring.com
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Answer: False
Explanation: Need some form of membrane or backer board.
Floors 2 UR Doors
Answer: False
Explanation: Backer board always
1964
Answer: False
Explanation: Install on concrete if is first floor Install hardibacker subfloor if its 2nd floor or other
E&E Installations Inc.
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Answer: False
Explanation: Cement backer board works better
KB FLOORING LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This again depends on if its a frame home Or concrete block construction! There is a lot of variables In this particular Question?
colorful homes inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: Thin sit won't stick to wood.
Phil's flooring
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Answer: False
Explanation: It can be installed over multiple
Handyman services
Answer: False
Explanation: Must comply with TCNA requirements
All Tile & Stone
Answer: True
Explanation: I always recommend installing over a rigid subfloor comprised of plywood and cement board.
DC Construction Services Inc.
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Answer: False
Explanation: I always lay a cement board first!
Chris Benedict's All Trades Service
Answer: False
Explanation: If your tile guy is going right over wood you may have a problem
Russell Tile
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
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