I’ve been a subscriber to Fine Homebuilding for anumber of years and enjoy the magazine immensely. I do a fair amount of ceramic floor tiling and I have a client who wants ceramic tile installed over a conventional wood stairs which had been covered with a vinyl inlaid flooring. Doing a wood steps is new to me and I wonder if anyone has enough experience doing these types of steps can give me some advice. I did plan to remove the vinyl and place hardibacker on the steps but is that enough to prevent flexing? The underlayment is three-quarter inch plywood. Thanks for any help you can send my way. By the way, after I finally visited enough of the departments, I decided this problem probably belongs in the Knots forum. Sorry!
Edited 9/27/2003 7:47:15 PM ET by Ron