I am about to take on a flooring project and I have never done this before. The previous owner did a DIY flooring job and it's horrible. Cracked tiles and chipping grout everywhere. So as I have been told....easy to pull up.
The problem I face is the sub flooring or lack of any solid surface...hence the cracked tiles.
The original tile was laid straight on to the original 1968/1969 builder sub floor. The best way to describe this floor is 1" thick / 2" wide diagonal wood with 1/4" gaps. So if I pull and ceiling tile downstairs I get and face full of mortar that has crept through the gaps. Like I said.....horrible.
So my question is do I lay 3/4" tongue and groove sub flooring followed by 1/4" back board? 3/4" sheets screwed to joists? or just every 6 inches in to my 1x2 planks?
If I do anything asked above I will have a 1 to 1-1/2" threshold difference from the old hardwood to new floor. Kind of a toe stubbing nightmare lurking.
It doesn't have a noticeable bounce. The area is a kitchen so maybe the cabinetry is helping?