outdoor flooring to put over plywood

My kitchen is on the upper level of our split level home. It is time to replace the vinyl flooring and I want something sturdy because I have an indoor dog. I am butting up against hardwood and do not want to put wood in the kitchen. What would be a good choice for flooring? I love the brick pa

Your guide to installing laminate wood flooring over every existing flooring type, from concrete to linoleum to porcelain tile. Some types and styles of commercial or “indoor outdoor” carpeting may look harmless, but it and any adhesive used to glue it down must be removed before installing a laminate floor. Carpet tiles: No 

Can you lay tile over linoleum or vinyl? Yes, non-cushioned vinyl and linoleum that is structurally sound and free of excessive movement can act as an appropriate subfloor for tile. No, cushioned vinyl is not an appropriate subfloor. You will need to remove the vinyl floor and any remnant adhesive used for the vinyl 

While I prefer using 1 2” cement backer board over a plywood subfloor, you may be able to get by with 1 4” backer board instead. Even if you use a waterproof underlayment membrane, such as Ditra, the floor will still be either 1 4″ or 1 2” higher than the subfloor, plus the thickness of the tile and adhesive. When applying 

Wood Flooring: 1 4" to 1 2" exterior grade plywood. No need to choose AC grade plywood, since smoothness is not a prime concern with wood flooring. Even a rougher finished plywood, such as CD plywood, would work. Ceramic Tile: If you do choose to use plywood as underlayment for ceramic tile rather 

Tile Floor. Finished tile floor installed over a plywood and cement backer board subfloor. Installing tile over a wood subfloor is a lot easier today than it was when I started The subfloor under the tile should be at least 1 1 8″ thick, with a minimum of 5 8″ thick exterior grade plywood topped by 1 2″ cement backer board.

Loosely lay a nailing surface of 3 4" 4' x 8' exterior plywood panels over the entire area, leaving a 3 4" space at the wall line and 1 4" to 1 2" between panels. Cut plywood to fit within 1 8" near door jambs and other obstructions where finish trim will not be used. Lay plywood diagonally across the direction of the finished floor 

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