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Floor question - putting tiles

Posted by rmslayer (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 6, 06 at 9:48


I plan on putting tiles on my basement concrete floor. I heard it's a bad idea to put files directly onto the concrete. What are your thoughts on this?


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RE: Floor question - putting tiles

I have ceramic tiles applied directly to concrete. They have been there 12 years now with no trouble...

RE: Floor question - putting tiles

western_pa_luann: Have you gotten water in your basement since the tiles have been installed? We think we've fixed a water problem, but I don't want to take any chances. I'd like to put a flooring in that won't be a problem if the floor gets some water. Would ceramic tile be a good choice?

RE: Floor question - putting tiles

Nope - no water.
It does get damp but we run a dehumidifier from spring to fall.

I don't know WHAT would happen if water soaked the tiles!

RE: Floor question - putting tiles

rmslayer are you considering ceramic tile or vinyl tile? Any rough spot or pebble will protrude through the vinyl tile if placed directly on cement.

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