Chipboard or Plywood over floorboards

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I have almost exactly the same job to tackle soon. My bathroom is actually not part of the victorian original house (it is in a small extension), but it still has timber floor boards as my starting point.

The next question everyone is dying to ask: -

Moz, in your concise list of steps, at what point would you put in under-floor heating??

I am intending to use something like this: -

I know it is recommended for only wood or carpet floors, but I have a friend who has used it under tiles and says it performs perfectly well.
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take up floor boards if the joists are nice (i would spray wood preserve any way , ;) ) put down 18mm marine ply /wbp ... then underfloor heating pack ,
this is very important !!!
if they say put thinset /mud/adhesive on top do it , they may want a screed , all down to product , then tile as morm with a part flex cement based powdered thinset /mud/adhesive ...NEVER pre-made tub mix ..
tools ,
2 gorilla mix tubbs
2 buckets ,
a few good sponges ,
an electric saw or hand saw ,
tile float , (thick edge for floor , thin edge wall ;) )
grout edge tool
grout float
spirit levels , lines
measuring batters ,
straight edge battens
many other tools I forgot now will add
but here goes
work out centre of room
split work area into 4 ,
mark work floor ,
then check always that the room /marked is level
dry lay tiles ,

get wife /lady partner to OK work ... A MUST !!!!!!!

you can then mix the powder to a nice very soft cream mix wetter than plaster ,
then on the batten edge you put down , a few tiles in a row with spaces up right ,not at corners as I have seen , tap down then use a small spirit precise level ...
then a buliders one on all tiles , they should be not more than 1 mm lip on a diy job I can live with 3 at most ;)

just do a quarter , then make sure they are all beautifully level :)

repeat next quarter ,

when grouting work in an diagonal sweep/clean when cleaning , ALWAY keep your sponge clean .. an if diyer use a grout finish tool ... which gives a gorgeous finish ..

once done accept praise an love from family an friends ;)

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