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Unread 06-23-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Tile in Mobile Home

I have a 1972 singlewide we use seasonally. I would like to use tile in a small 8X8 area. I have 3/4 plywood and what I think is 2X6 studs every 16". I'm not entirely sure, but I think they span the entire 12' width. Can I lay tile? Should I be concerned about the weight? I don't want to spend alot of money, or time.
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Unread 06-23-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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You can make it work...until the mobile home is moved. Any movement or flexing of the floor can cause the tile to loosen. If it is a permanent location then you may try blocking the area to stabilize it. Mobile homes are notorious for moving on their foundations in high winds which can cause failure of the integrity of the tile floor as a system which can produce cracks or loosen tiles. A membrane under the tile and a flexible mortar such as ultra flex might help hold the tile in place.

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