Author Topic: Which subfloor has a better sound isolation to a porcelain tile flooring?  (Read 3438 times)

herbolaryo

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We are planning to replace the linoleum of the bathroom with porcelain tiles. With regards to the subfloor preparation...
Which has a better sound isolation property?
A. Thick cement board and thin plywood subfloor
B. Thin cement board and thick plywood subloor

A or B  ??? or if there is a better alternative, please do tell

johnbergstromslc

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Option C: Thick cement board and thick plywood = more mass.

herbolaryo

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I for got to add that there is a limit to the height of the flooring coz it need to match the height of the contiguous hardwood floor, so can't be both thich plywood & cementboard at the same time

johnbergstromslc

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Well, then option A has more mass than B...