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Unread 01-07-2020, 11:59 AM   #1
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LifeProof Slip resistant 6 x 24 tile

Looking for opinions on the quality of these? (Found at home depot)

Planning on tiling a concrete slab on grade for a what will hopefully become a rental property.

Kitchen and part of the living room.

(i haven't yet started pulling up linoleum or carpet)
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Welcome back, Doug.

When you come back to tell us what "these" are that you "[f]ound at home depot," tell us also what you did with your cracked bathroom floor about four years ago and how it held up.
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Thanks! Can't beleive that was 4 years ago on the bathroom!

I ended up doing a vinyl tile plank because of the crack.

I'm trying to get my condo rented out for march first, so trying to clean a few things up.

These are the tiles i found at home depot...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/LifeProo...D1PR/304204845

Hopefuly the link works!
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Any tips for starting the tile? I know they are recommended to be staggered in thirds...?
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Ya I've seen just looking for some more practical advice
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Think you're gonna need to pull up the linoleum and carpet and assess your slab first, Doug, for cracks and adhesive and flatness and etc.

If you do use the aforementioned tile, or any large tile, you'll also wanna assess them, too, for flatness and uniformity of size, as both may well dictate the offset and the grout joint width. You might be able to do that in the store if they have a half dozen or so laying around. And, depending on your skill level, you might give thought to a tile leveling system as an aid to control lippage.
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The carpet is up. Picking up a machine for the linoleum. Picked up a bag of self leveling mix. Floor has some cracks and minimal low spots. Had a buddy who does tile look at it quickly and he suggested to not bother with the self leveling compound. He suggested that it would create more issues at the door and edges if i raised the floor level too much. He seemed to think it was going to be easier to use the thinset to fill any low spots and keep things level.

Buying the tile after pulling up the linoleum today.
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I am starting a job soon that has LifeProof 6x24. It’s a job in between jobs, so it may be a couple weeks before it is wrapped up. I have no concerns with it based on experience with LifeProof vinyl plank flooring quality.

It will be laid brick style/50% offset despite manufacturer instruction. The lippage on the tile is basically non existent. Kinda shocked and impressed given the price. Just finished a higher end job with 12x24s that had some serious lippage. But do check the flatness of your surface. I just Kerdi Boarded a shower and mocked some tiles up, and had to go back and shim some studs. 24” covers a lot of ground and exasperates any issues.

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That's just three tiles. I would check way more
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Antonio, welcome aboard. It's probably best to start your own thread if you have any questions.

Doug, you can do minor leveling with thinset as you install, especially on a bath floor. If you have slab cracks, an anti-fracture membrane is well worth it in my opinion. Without it, it takes very little movement to crack the tiles. I'd cover the whole floor.
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Thanks for welcome. Wasn’t asking any questions, just trying to help OP with feedback because his original post was asking about LifeProof tile. I got impression he didn’t regularly do tile, so just relaying from my experience tiling I wouldn’t hesitate to lay these brick pattern due to lippage, but definitely make sure the wall/floor are flat.
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