I screwed the back boards down with those special screws made for this job. The first box I bought was Phillips-head, but alas I didn't notice that the second box was square-head. Luckily I had a square head driver in the tool box, otherwise I would have been really, really, really annoyed with myself.
It turns out that I'm four sheets short to get the job completely done. The entire livingroom is done, but I'm missing 4 sheets for the lanai extension. But since I don't have the tile purchased yet for the lanai, I'm doing ok. When I head to town for the tile, I'll just pick up four more sheets of backer board. Simple.
Living in the house and building around our "stuff" is a challenge unto itself. But I've gotten use to it. Luckily David has also gotten use to it, too. So in order to put the sheets down I moved everything to be side, screwed sheds in place, then moved everything to the other side. Yes, that's work and takes time. But I need to live in this house while it is being built, so I just do it.
With the cement backer board installed, it's time for David. He'll be laying the time floor. He does a really good job at tiling, so there's no way I'm gonna do it. Why mess it up?
Now we need to decide the tile pattern. The tiles look like simulated wood planks. I laid them out to get an idea. Hubby and I both like the herringbone, but agree that it will be too busy for the room. So were going with a simple overlap.