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We greatly recommend refer to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for measurement standards and have it opened when you actually start the installation.
Basing Base for Sub-Flooring Base
There are two options to base your sub-flooring base, either use Plywood & or the Oriented Strand Board. Pick OSB as it is cheap and is flexible than plywood, it also avoids horror film background effects while strolling in your house. Our advice is to have a Plywood trough, if it's in a single sheet that equals to the area of the floor, it will ensure leveling uniformity. If not then, you can have 2-4 plywood troughs and surface them as the base. The benefit of preparing a wood base for sub-flooring is level uniformity.
Second, comes the band of Hercules, the Joists, it will stand on the trough shouldering entire OSB sheets. It is placed in a series that runs between the beam firmly holding the wooden structure. The mid-space between joists should be 16 inches or 24 inches depending upon the subfloor thickness for tile installation (refer ANSI). Anchor OSB sheets to the joists with nails/screws, applying adhesive layers across each joist before blanketing it with subfloor sheet.
Subfloor sheets for both OSB standard measurement - ( 4 x 8 or 4 x 12 ft) sheets. Thicknesses of subfloors are generally 23/32 inch (below 3/4 inch) You are at liberty to have any one of the above sizes and then assemble them on the floor. The subfloor is the assembly of OSB sheets that are nailed or screwed to the joists to structure the base of the sub-floor.
Do not indulge in cement backer boards, thin-underlayment membrane preparation, etc. Everything is readily available in the market. Purchase readymade Cement mix of branded companies like the Durock, made by U.S. Gypsum Corp & PermaBase, National Gypsum & make sure to ask the hardware seller about additional mandate add-mixes like water resistor with the mortar. Now start putting the trending tiles on it. Check for gaps in-between, apply grouts if gaps persist. Allow it to dry for 5-6 hours. Congrats you just did your first Sub-Floor installation.
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The unique thing in this installation is the double basing of the floor. The sub-floor itself is based on a wooden board. This gives additional support and makes your ground stronger. Remember, concentrate on the concept, theory part of the world will do it for you.