Durock brand cement board with edgeguard offers enhanced proprietary edge performance preventing spinout and crumbling.
1 8 inch cement board.
I could plane down a 2x6 so it s 1 1 4 thick or glue 1 4 of plywood to 1 thick plywood then i d use 1 8 of mortar and 1 8 of cement board.
Manufacturers also recommend bonding cement board to floors with a 1 4 inch polymer modified thinset coating.
They also require a 3 4 inch subfloor where tile size exceeds 12 inches.
If you use a too thin cement board it won t successfully support the tile s weight.
Otherwise you could probably go over the floor as is with 5 8 inch ac plywood and maybe even 1 2 inch.
The cement board would be fully supported by the wood and by plaster or setting type joint compound.
Thickness offers strength cement boards generally come in 1 4 inch 1 2 inch and 5 8 inch thicknesses.
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You could then add 1 4 inch cement board an uncoupling membrane like ditra or even just paint on a liquid waterproofing like redgard.
Durock brand cement board with edgeguard offers architects builders and tile contractors a strong water durable tile backerboard for floors walls countertops tub shower areas and exterior finish systems.
I have tried it too and my rasping isn t even over the course of 6 feet because it takes so much effort.
Should be able to purchase it from anyone that sells ceramic tile.
It s not like there would be a section of 1 8 thick wall.
It is a special tile underlayment that is about 1 8 thick and stuck with thinset mortar to your floor be it cement or a wood subfloor.
Fibre boards are made in very thin layers making it extremely difficult to manufacture high thickness boards.
Cement fibre boards are more used in decorative applications and can be manufactured from 1 8 to 13 16 inch 3 to 20 mm thickness.
0 5 in x 36 in x 60 in cement water resistant backer board.
Use a product called schlueter ditra.
Maybe your rasp is better than mine.
Turns out anything over an 1 8 inch is easy to cut with a jigsaw and carbide blade.
To install cement board on floors cement board manufacturers mandate a 5 8 inch plywood subfloor or osb underlayment.
Also works on cement board too.
Most tile installers should know about it.