While ceramic tile can be applied directly to a concrete slab, wooden floors should be covered with cement backer board first. On areas that are not easily seen, start with whole tiles along one the edge. For more visible areas, mark the midpoints of each wall, and pop a chalk line on the floor in both directions. Use the point where the two lines cross as the center for laying out your tile.
The use of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board has made tiling much easier today than when I started my remodeling career. But there are a few important considerations to take into account when tiling over a wood subfloor. Read on to find out more