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Pine. It is the the only one of the choices (other than plywood) that will give a natural wood finish easily. Also its edges do not need special treatment, unlike plywood. While veneer makes all of the other choices feasible for finish, that is a complex process on a multifaceted model. Every face and visible edge needs to be precisely laminated. Pine is ...


Underlayment is not required for Ditra, although you may need it to make sure your tile is at the same level as the flooring outside the bathroom. In either case your need to level and smooth the sub-floor first because Ditra mat will not fix a bad sub-floor. Self leveling gypsum like Encerwal said is a good fix but if the ripples in your decking are ...

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