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Old 03-21-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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Can I use Tile on the entry steps on my motor home?

I would like to replace the carpet used on the entrance steps to my motor coach. The steps are constructed of plywood. I don't feel any flex jumping on the steps, but I assume there is some.

The motor coach does have tile in the kitchen and bathroom - and I have some spares.

Can I use a sort of flexible tile adhesive or mastic (perhaps put down a Ditra-like membrane under the tile to allow for some movement)?

The steps are 9 inches deep and 31 inches wide. My spare tiles are 12 x 12.


EDIT: After posting I searched the forum (yes, I should have searched first), and found this post http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ght=motor+home saying the Noble Seal CIS with NobleBond EXT shoudl work. If anyone has any suggestions or tips, please let me know.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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They have thinset that has more flexibility than others. I'd try it, worst it would do is break a tile, won't break the bank

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Make sure your tile has some good slip resistance. You don't want to slip trying to make those steps.

Another option is to get some no-slip tape and put it on the steps.
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Good advise.
I plan to use 304 SS (polished/mirror finish) on the risers, and tile the treads. I can add a strip of non skid tape if needed, but I don't think I will need to. I think I will just need to get some Schluter profile for the tile edge (maybe the TREP TAP) or similar. https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...TAP/p/TREP_TAP
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I pulled the current step material off (the carpeting and original rubber tread under it) - and it turns out the three entrance steps are not formed out of plywood, it is metal.

It is a heavy gauge metal - but this new info might change the way I need do the job.

Can I still tile over the metal if I put down a layer of NobelSeal CIS?

I suppose I should call Nobel and see if their stuff will adhere to metal.
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I would prime it with ARDEX 8+9 crack iso - it is cementitious and can go over metal.

Then leave space on the vertical changes of plane for a flexible sealant matching your grout, and a flexible thinset.


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Thanks Erin,
I'll look at the product now.
I also spoke with a tech at Laticrete, and said I could use Latapoxy 300 and just trowel it on like thinset directly onto the metal, then set my tiles. The surface area of each step is small.

I plan to use the Schluter "stair profile" TREP line (maybe the E or SE). That will hide the tile edge and provide some slip protection. https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...-Stairs/c/P-FS
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what about this product. ive seen it recommended a few times but have never used it.

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