Tile for basement..cheap stuff from the HD...
I am thinking of installing some inexpensive cheap ceramic tile from HD or Lowes in my basement workroom, and in the path that goes from the bottom of the stairs to the washer. My floor is concrete. Its smooth, no cracks or anything. I have to water issues...assuming the water or washer ever go!
I am on a buget and would attempt tis endeavor myself. I have tackled studding and drywalling and think I have access to a wet saw from a relative. How hard is it to mix the thinset and lay such tile. Must you have grout lines? My preference would be to but the tiles among each other...is there a reason not to do this?
The basement is not mean to be a focal point or anything...just a clean place for the kids to hang out. I see HD and Lowes have tile anywhere from .57 to .68 a sq ft at any point in time. It s ceramic. I have not yet checked the PEI rating. Is it suitable for a basement floor? If unglazed (more non slip???), would this be a decent tile to put down...or is it junk that will crack if something is dropped on it or dragged across it etc etc. Pros / Cons..appreciated. Thanks!