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Laying tile?

Posted by footwedge (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 28, 11 at 10:10

The DW wants to install 19.75" by 5.75" tile that looks like wood in the kitchen, wash and mud rooms.

Besides the greater number of joints to grout, are these tiles harder to install than regular square tiles? My floor is by no means level and has gradual dips/slopes. Will this make it difficult to get these tiles level?


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RE: Laying tile?

If the floor is not flat, it will make it quite difficult to get the tiles to lay evenly and flat. From what I understand, what you want is a flat floor, but not necessarily a level floor. So, as long as you can smooth out the floor so that a straight edge lays evenly flat against the floor, tile will lay correctly - so the floor can slope, as long as it's a straight slope. If you can even out the surface by filling the dips, the slope itself shouldn't be a problem. The best means of doing this depends on your subfloor material. There's a lot of good info on this at the John Bridges website, and Bill Vincent did a tile FAQ over on the Bathrooms forum that's also got fantastic info.


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