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Old 11-02-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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I am a flooring man. I am making my kid a coffee table and intend on tiling the top. The tile will go onto a plywood surface 48" x 18".
How do I make sure this surface is level for the tile. Is there a compound for wood? Will the adhesive handle the job. I was thinking of using gorilla glue and having it fill gaps under the tile and therefore level the sub board?
Any ideas? I am probably over thinking this, just point me in the right direction please.

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Old 11-02-2006, 05:05 PM   #2
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The tile tops I have done, I attached Hardi-backer tileboard to 1/2" MDF top, then tiled over that.

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Old 11-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
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I would use something straighter to begin with, - - like NovaPly (geared specifically for countertops). It's a high-density fiberboard.

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I would use something straighter to begin with, - - like NovaPly (geared specifically for countertops). It's a high-density fiberboard.
I've never seen Novaply, is it anything like melamine? Who makes it?
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Tom, I should have read all of your post, duh. HDF ok, I knew that!....
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It's what I use when fabricating my own countertops, - - it's straight and flat, - - and although it is a type of high-density-fiberboard, - - it has a slightly rouger surface than standard HDF, - - therefore providing a better bonding surface for the laminate or tile.

Check with your local lumberyard, - - maybe they have it.

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