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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Northville, MI

    Default Ceramic Tile in Basement Bath

    I am just starting to plan a basement bathroom. The plumbing for the drains (shower, sink, toilet) was already installed when the house was built. The basement floor has already had two coats of epoxy and a coat of polyurethane on it. I plan on building up the floor and shower area with a mortar bed (with screed) to level things out and to raise the floor for a good fit of the toilet to the flange. My question is: Should I remove the epoxy/urethane coating before applying the mortar bed and if so, how do I remove it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Hudson Valley New York

    Default Re: Ceramic Tile in Basement Bath

    If it is a concrete floor, probably the easiest thing to do is to rough up the floor with a grinder, then nail wire mesh down onto the floor and then install the mortar bed (1 1/2 inch minimum).

    Cyril Prendergast, Your Construction Group
    Kitchen, Bath and Home Remodeler
    Serving the Hudson Valley, New York
    Last edited by Cyril Prendergast; 04-02-2010 at 11:18 PM.

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