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Bailey 11-28-2011 01:16 PM

Tile questions
I'm going to tile my house and going to use 20" and 6" tile pattern. With this pattern, do I need to start in a specific place, or can I start in the bathroom and work my way down the hall through the kitchen and dining rooms?

nealtw 11-28-2011 02:35 PM

I think the most important room should have the pattern centerd but you also want to consider all areas so you don't end up with a real lopsided look down the hall or 1/2" strip in front of the tub. You just have to do the homework.

joecaption 11-28-2011 03:42 PM

With that big a tile you need to do some research to see if that floor will even be able to be tiled. Not all floors without some extra work can be.
There can be 0 floor deflection in tiles that big, There needs to be at least 1-1/8 subflooring and underlayment.
There can be no partical board or 1/4 underlaymant.

Bailey 11-28-2011 03:55 PM

I agree that the main room should be considered first. Maybe I'll lay the pattern out through most of the area to be sure. Also it's a concrete slab that I have so I assumed that I didn't need an underlay. Am I wrong?

joecaption 11-28-2011 04:49 PM

Any problums with moisture? Has there been a moisture test done.
Has the floor been painted?
What's on the floor now?
Any cracks in the slab?

Bailey 11-28-2011 05:19 PM

No moisture problem no test done there was old clay type tile on the floor which I removed about 8 months ago and floor was never painted

Bailey 11-28-2011 05:20 PM

There is one crack that I was going to fill with sealant

joecaption 11-28-2011 06:15 PM

Sealant will do nothing more then stop material from falling in the crack.
If your going to install tiles that big then there's a very big chance it will crack right where that crack is sooner or later from movement.

Bailey 11-29-2011 07:54 AM

What should I do? Is there something I can lay down for support?

oldognewtrick 11-29-2011 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bailey (Post 64480)
What should I do? Is there something I can lay down for support?

Look at the link Joe provided.

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