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Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-10-2015 at 04:13 PM
Here's how it went. We pulled out the floorboards and poured the sand-mortar slab on 3-mil
plastic film over the particleboard subfloor. Overlooked making the expansion joint mentioned
by Jaz but mayb...
Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-02-2015 at 06:50 PM
Another tile pro also said something similar -- though CB shouldn't be laid over concrete, it
would probably be OK in a low-traffic area like this. But I'll still need to feed fuel into the
Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-02-2015 at 08:29 AM
Yes, slownsteady, they're 12'" tiles. I'd tile just the concrete, but the installer said 16" in
front of the stove was needed, as the wood would be too close to the heat otherwise.Jaz, I'm
Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-01-2015 at 02:44 PM
The photo shows a fireplace into which I've poured concrete (over the original uneven
firebrick) to level the hearth with the main wood floor. A woodburning insert will be
installed. I want to lay til...
Posted in thread: Slab crack on 02-09-2013 at 01:49 PM
Thanks for the responses. Things are slightly more involved than my post indicated -- the
handyman appears to have been protecting himself -- isn't just a quack. Work is still pending
and we can't ren...
Posted in thread: Slab crack on 02-04-2013 at 07:48 AM
Hi all,I've read all the related threads on this forum and would just like your opinion on a
proposed solution to my problem. In a small barn => rental cottage I've just bought, the slab
(about 25' x ...
Posted in thread: Re-laying ceramic tile over particle board on slab on 02-22-2012 at 11:41 AM
Thanks, guys! I knew the pros would tell me how to do it _right_, but then it would be a
first-class job in second-class surroundings. A gal at Menard's suggested PL Premium
polyurethane construction ...
Posted in thread: Re-laying ceramic tile over particle board on slab on 02-21-2012 at 12:44 PM
Hi! Wonder what you'd do about this.Whoever built the addition to my house maybe 30 years ago,
over a slab, put a section of ceramic tile flooring, 8 x 4 tiles, by the front door (see
photo). About 20...