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Unread 10-16-2020, 11:44 PM   #1
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Location: rochester hills mich
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tile over concrete

I have 43 year old home with a slab on grade kitchen, laundry room and 1/2 bath and would like to install porcelain tile in the laundry room and bath.
I'm undecided on what to do for the kitchen floor right now.

The floor had vinyl covering and I had an asbestos remediation co. remove it. Now I have 400 sq.ft. of bare concrete.

The kitchen floor is in generally good shape with a couple of hairline cracks and numerous divots from removing tack strips. (half of the kitchen was carpeted!).

I don't know if self leveling should be used in the kitchen to fill the divots or just use concrete patch. There are no cracks in the bath and laundry room.

What is the procedure for installing tile? Do I need to install an uncoupling membrane or can I simply put thin set on the concrete and set the tile?

Which raises the question do I apply something to the concrete to make the thin-set stick to it?

I am looking at using large format tiles (12 x 24) that are American made and are flat.
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