Josephine Ross Flooring November 15th, 2018 - 06:28:43
This is just the old brown carpet in the vanity and closet area and how I remove the aged linoleum from the shower and toilet room once the floor is down to nothing but the plywood sub floor I swept and vacuumed to Make sure it was free of debris, I measured out the dimensions for the quarter, inch cement backer board and that would go on the floor after cutting the sheets to size, I laid them out on the floor. Again. I took the same steps in the other room to make sure there was nothing between the backer board and the sub floor in this room.
I could lay out some full sheets. The goal is to have as short of joints as possible, so I staggered the full sheets and made some cut. Where necessary, I notched out sections to fit around corners at this point. It's nothing but a drive fit. I just laid down the backer boards until the floor was completely covered. I chose to use a modified thin set to prevent any cracking down the road I added water and then poured in the mortar until it was just the right consistency, a follow the directions on the back make mixing easier.
I use one of these spiral, concrete mixers attached to a drill. It makes quick work at the job. I took the mortar inside and remove the first sheet. I began by swapping the mortar down onto the floor and then spreading it out. I spread this into first and then straightened out the notched lines afterward. I realized I needed to install this other sheet. First, since I had the floor up under the bump-out for the closet once the boards were down - and I walked around on them to make sure there was a good bond to the sub floor to lock them in place, I used inch and a quarter galvanized, roofing nails And drove them in roughly every 12 inches.
I continued the same process for the rest of the room. Lay down some thin sets mash it down and drive into town. I had to remove this far sheet. First, since it was notched around the other side of the closet and then again put down all the nails to lock the sheets in place, the whole process did take a little bit of time, but it wasn't difficult. It'S one of those quick transformation steps that are extremely satisfying.
I moved into the smaller room to finish up the cement backer board installation using an old chalk line. I inherited from my wife's grandfather. I marked the line that was in the center of the doorway. This would make the tile visually symmetrical. As you come in the room, we tried out a few different tile patterns, but ultimately decided on straight herringbone. I laid out all the tiles working from the back of the room to make sure I had a full tile front Center.