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    Default Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

    Iam thinking of remodeling a small half bath,take the tiles, out put wire down,nailt it and cover it with thin set. Is it old fashioned? Do backer boards work better? And if so do I have to go down to the bare floor? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

    way cool baffled membrane is way better - it allows the tiles to float so much less likely to have cracking. Take a look at it where you purchase your tile supplies.

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    Default Re: Do you still use wire mesh as underlayment?

    Yep --- wire mesh is old school. Cement backer board is more or less the modern day replacement technique.
    However there's another product -- I think Timothy is trying to describe -- called Ditra by Schluter.
    http://www.schluter.com/2080.aspx
    It is an uncoupling substrate used under tile on floors that goes on quite quickly without any extra height issues --- good product.
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