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Old 04-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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refrigerator on tile

Hi,
Having porcelain tile laid in my kitchen in a few weeks. I did a search on the forums about moving refrigerators on tile and got a few answers. The guy laying my tile says he's opposed to me getting several of the big 'sliders' to keep the fridge on. He thinks they may chip the tile. He thinks a better option would be to keep fridge on a piece of luan board and have another piece that I keep on hand to slide it out onto. I have to move my fridge alot to clean because I have 3 long haired dogs.
Are the sliders ok to use? I have a huge 25+cf side by side and I can't imagine trying to slide that big behemoth out onto another piece of luan and keep it on there....?
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Janice,

Your fridge shouldn't chip your porcelain tiles. A fridge might chip softer bodied ceramic tiles.

If you have nice full grout joints, then you should be ok rolling that fridge all over the kitchen floor. It has wheels right?
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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yes, it has rollers, but it's on hardwood now and it's really hard to pull out. That's why I thought about putting it on those big industrial size sliders. Would those hurt anything?
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Shouldn't make a difference. Porcelain is hard enough to take the wear and tear.


I still don't see the need for the extra sliders.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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ok Paul...thanks so much. I just didn't want to have to keep that fridge on a piece of luan....just another thing to catch the dog hair.
This is a great forum. Gonna do some browsing. Thanks again and have a fantastic weekend.
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Hi Janice, we have dogs and lotsa cats. My fridge is on rollers on ceramic. I wish it was porcelain. You will be fine removing the luan and rolling the fridge in and out.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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thank you...that makes me feel alot better!
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:17 PM   #8
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grout color

I know grout color is probably a personal choice/opinion but I'm really confused. Having porcelain tiles laid in my kitchen in a few weeks. This will be my first tile in my house. The lady in the flooring store is steering me towards a darker grout because she says it will show dirt less. I have 3 med/big dogs. I don't want to go too dark on the grout because I don't want that "big squares" look. They're going to lay them offset ...12" tiles. If the grout is sealed good, can I go with a color that's closer to the tile color without having to worry about it looking grubby? The lady in the store is very very opinionated. This is a small town and not alot of choices...but her husband does the work and he does excellent work. That's why I've chosen to go with this company.
All thoughts and opinions more than welcome.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #9
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Hi Janice, Like you said, it is a personal preference. There are different factors that effect that preference. There is the aesthetic and the functional. It sounds to me like you put the emphasis on the one and your tile sales person puts it on the other. There is a balance to every decision. That said there are options. Have you asked about epoxy grouts? Epoxy looks good, is easy to clean, and resists stains to an almost stain proof level. It is an option worth looking into if you want a light but very durable grout. You could also go with 'normal' grout, sealing every year or two (or as needed) and clean regularly. There are people who know more than me, but I hope this can at least get you going. Best of luck.
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Welcome, Janice.

Helps if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.
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just chiming in, haven't had any issues rolling my big fridge across my porcelain.
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your tiler is a clown, is he a real tiler or a handydude??
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sorry about the post. I thought I had made a separate post, but evidently not. As for my tiler, he's extra picky. As for being a clown, I haven't seen him wear a red nose or juggle. He's been at this for a really long time....has his own flooring biz here in my town for over 30 years.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #14
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underlayment

so, in hoping this is still in the same thread....what is the preferred underlayment? My installer is going to use Luan. I see others use different methods. My existing floor is pine board subfloor which is original to the 1909 house. I sanded it years ago (1992) and because it's pine it just didn't wear well. Is Luan going to be sufficient on top of those 3/4"+ boards?
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Noooooooooooooooooo

Luan plywood isn't structurally stable enough to support tile.

Over boards, you'll need at least 1/2" of plywood, then thinset, then cement board, then thinset then tile.

But first we need to run your floor joists though the deflecto-meter to make sure the floor can support tiles. What are you joist size, spacing and span? The deflecto meter is linked in the dark blue bar at the top of this page.
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