ASK DANNY: Can I install tile directly over plywood?


By: Danny Lipford

Using level to install tile on floor. Danny,

Uh oh! My contractor just finished laying 122 square feet of porcelain floors directly over plywood in my kitchen.

When I had asked him if he needed me to purchase backer board, he said no, that he could lay it directly over the subfloor. I felt this wasn’t right, which led me to here, but I suppose it’s too late now.

Did I create a bigger problem for myself?

He only charged me $500 for the labor.
Mj

Mj,

It is not recommended by any manufacturer to install tile directly to plywood.

I would recommend getting a guarantee in writing from the installer.
Danny

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