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Unread 08-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Cold weather tile guys question

Okay,old Fl. tilesetter wants to put tile in kitchen in Mi.,but doesn't want to freeze,or spend the money and hassle of radiant heat.

Would using cork over the slab on grade fiirst give me any warmth benefits?
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Unread 08-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Cork isn't going to really help anything in Michigan winters.
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Unread 08-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Gotcha,i guess i'll cover it with rugs when cold.
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Unread 08-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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The product Cerazorb - http://www.cerazorb.com/ alone might take a little chill off the tile BUT, Electric floor heat definitely will and is worth the investment
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Unread 08-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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if you dont like cold tile floors in michigan winters then you need to heat them or wear your shoes.lol even my tile floor in my kitchen that isnt heated and is above my basement gets pretty cold in the winter. what i should of did was heat the main walk areas. oh well next time.
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Unread 08-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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Yep,i won't be here much in the winter,i have Fl.bones.But i do remember the tile bath gettin pretty cold.I'm gonna use the rugs.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Rugs are pretty much your only option short of in floor heating of course. There is no other solution than these two with a floor being on grade slab.

I've lived here all my life.
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