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Old 2009-07-28, 01:04 PM
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well jenny1975 said this is old school.

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Steel mesh stapled directly to subfloor with mortar bed on top of mesh. Tiles layed on that.
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Old 2009-07-28, 01:14 PM
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Usually they will tile over 1/2" plywood underlayment. Check your specs, I've frequently seen this listed in the features: 1/2" underlayment for tile, 1/4" underlayment for vinyl. Steel mesh is still used??? Thought that was old school.

We are also with Minto and plywood under the tile is what their standard install is. We upgraded and asked them to put Ditra instead. Not sure if it's better but since I saw it at Holmes... we went with it.
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We are also with Minto and plywood under the tile is what their standard install is. We upgraded and asked them to put Ditra instead. Not sure if it's better but since I saw it at Holmes... we went with it.
what was the charge for ditra from the builder it's like $2+ sqft to buy it at home depot etc.
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well jenny1975 said this is old school.
It may be but it's still what most production builders do.
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Old 2009-07-28, 02:03 PM
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what is the steel mesh for anyways?

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It may be but it's still what most production builders do.
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Old 2009-07-28, 02:12 PM
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what was the charge for ditra from the builder it's like $2+ sqft to buy it at home depot etc.
$100 +gst per area. The largest area is ~11'x6'
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Old 2009-07-28, 02:15 PM
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Here are the specs for a smaller builder in Ottawa, info is in the Framing area:

http://diamonddevelopments.com/sandp...iper_specs.pdf

I'm pretty sure Richcraft had something similar in their specs, but looks like they updated them in April and now it just says "underlay", but does not specify what is used. As someone else stated, Minto uses 1/2" plywood. With plywood underlayment, the thickness used sometimes varies, depending on the thickness of the subfloor.
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