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Can you lay any type of flooring other than tile over cement board?

The reason I ask is b/c my boyfriend was supposed to tile the kitchen..he put down the cement board for it and assured me we bought enough clearance tile. I was unsure and measured, we don't. He has procrastinated and I don't know how to tile anyways, so I want to lay a different floor. BUT I don't want to just throw away this cement board(might learn to tile one day). Is there a type of flooring that could easily just be installed over top of the cement board?

Answer:

No flooring that I can think of that it be worth the extra expense to treat the cement board to apply flooring to. Most other flooring you can lay over standard sub floor. If you lay cement board down correctly, The seams need to be treat and the roughness of the cement board would need to be treat to lay any type of vinyl down. I suppose you could put a glue down wood over it since you are doing a kitchen but in most cases you can go directly over your sub floor. Over kill but it would work. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL
May 11, 2017
You could put down a floating hardwood or laminate floor over it. THen if you ever decide to tile it, you can take up the floor with no damage to the cement board. It's also possible to get some clearance accent tiles and do a boarder or something to help stretch the tile you do have.
May 11, 2017
Make sure the disk isn't upside down, It happened to me one time and I just totally facepalmed
May 11, 2017

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