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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By succeed
Thanks so much, CX. 1) Just disregard my...

Thanks so much, CX.
1) Just disregard my comment about part of the floor being braced. It's so minimal, it doesn't really count for anything:
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2) I think we might be saying the same thing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By succeed
Adding Plywood Underlayment

We're replacing the ceramic tiles in the kitchen. The joists are 12" O.C., 2x8, and at least 12'. The deflection is not great (L/280), but we're going to try to make this work. Some of the joists...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
Thank you for your reply CX - it is most helpful....

Thank you for your reply CX - it is most helpful.
1) The condition of the old subfloor (see picture attached below) and the inferior plywood the contractor used accounted for the sags in the floor....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
I wet chiseled out the patching compound the...

I wet chiseled out the patching compound the contractor had put in the sag in my hall, and removed the 1/4" inferior plywood he had also put down. I was surprised to discover that the original...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
I don't think there is a problem with the joists....

I don't think there is a problem with the joists. The joists (be they single 2x8's. tripled 2x8's, or even the 5-deep 2x8's) are all sitting directly on the metal I-beam, solid as a rock. Those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
Peter, Thank you for your very insightful...

Peter,
Thank you for your very insightful response. Yes, the tile in the kitchen has a few cracks, but I attributed that to the fact that these are very thin ceramic tiles (only 1/4" thick) AND the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
Thank you for your reply, CX. But I'm sorry, I...

Thank you for your reply, CX. But I'm sorry, I don't quite understand your answer (I'm not experienced at this).
Are you saying to chisel out the existing compound (that the previous contractor put...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
Thank you CX. I recall that last year when we...

Thank you CX.
I recall that last year when we discussed this hall, we came to a conclusion for action at the end of the thread, which was to do 1/8" thinset, 1/4" backerboard, 1/8" mortar, and 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
I assume the structure is the same throughout -...

I assume the structure is the same throughout - the ceiling below is finished in that area so I don't know for sure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
More Info

I don't have access to the area under the hallway, but I do have access to the area under the living room (right beside it), so I'm assuming it's the same configuration in both areas.
Under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By succeed
Patching Before Ceramic Tiles

Hi,
I have a 20ft long hallway that was going to be covered by laminate, but now we've decided to lay ceramic tile there instead.
In the middle of the 20 feet is a 12ft sag - deeper in the middle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
Wow, that's very interesting Jerry - that makes a...

Wow, that's very interesting Jerry - that makes a lot of sense.
Thanks for pointing that out.

So my new "goal" is 1/8" Versabond, 1/4" backerboard, 1/8" Megalite, 1/4" tile.
I can hardly wait to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
Thanks so much, Bob. Of course you're right. ...

Thanks so much, Bob. Of course you're right.
But I hear the Megalite is easier to mix and might have a bit more strength, so I don't mind getting the "good stuff" cause it's such a small area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
Thank you so much for pointing that out, Dave....

Thank you so much for pointing that out, Dave. I'm here to learn.

So shall we say 1/8" Megalite, backerboard, 1/8" Megalite, tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
We jackhammered away that 1 3/4" of concrete and...

We jackhammered away that 1 3/4" of concrete and wire mesh. Then a flooring guy installed ceramic tile in the kitchen, foyer, and powder room. If I had known then what I know now, I would not have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
I wish I had that much room to play with. No,...

I wish I had that much room to play with.
No, my finished floor (kitchen, powder room, foyer) is only 3/4" above the subfloor (3/8" plywood, 1/8" thinset, 1/4" tile).

I'm not trying to raise the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
Thank you so much for your response - I really...

Thank you so much for your response - I really appreciate it.

Yes, there was ceramic tile here before. It was "old school" - set in about 1 3/4" of concrete with wire mesh - nothing would have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
It looks like my subfloor is only 1/4". I believe...

It looks like my subfloor is only 1/4". I believe I need a minimum of 3/4" when using 2 layers of sub-floor. (Or maybe I could just remove the existing 1/4" subfloor and replace it with 5/8").
If I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By succeed
Hallway Tiling - Deflection Impossibility?

Hi,
I'd like to put ceramic tile in my hallway. There is already ceramic tile in my front foyer, powder room, and kitchen, which I have to match (the new tile would butt right up against the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,290
Posted By succeed
Thanks for the suggestion, Julie. I'm no expert,...

Thanks for the suggestion, Julie. I'm no expert, but I don't really know if dry ice could freeze through 2 inches of solid concrete. But it might make the ceramic tile on top brittle (which would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,290
Posted By succeed
Thanks - 3 different contractors quoted me that...

Thanks - 3 different contractors quoted me that high price. You've given me new hope that I might be able to afford to have someone remove this floor, maybe I need to keep looking. I can't see being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,290
Posted By succeed
Removing Ceramic Tile Floor

I have 300sq ft of ceramic tile floor, from the 70's. The ceramic tile is set in 2 inches (I'm serious) of concrete. I was told it would cost $8000 minimum and at least 3 days to have professionals...
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