ceramic tiles on wooden floor?


Postby erik » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:38 pm

Hi All,

This is my first post and I am hoping somebody can help.
I would like to replace my lino flooring in the bathroom with ceramic tiles.
The floor is a chipboard floor on to of joists (400 mm apart), and is only 1780 wide x 2100 long.
Can I put tiles straight onto this, or do I have to rip the chipboard out, and replace it with something more substantial?

Many thanks,

Erik
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:25 am

erik,
Depends on how flexible the chipboard is - if there is movement as you walk on it you need to reinforce it or replace it.
If sound treat the chipboard with exterior grade PVA and stick the tiles down using cement/latex floor adhesive - do not use the pre-mixed stuff.
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Postby David James » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:29 pm

[quote="erik"]Hi All,

This is my first post and I am hoping somebody can help.
I would like to replace my lino flooring in the bathroom with ceramic tiles.
The floor is a chipboard floor on to of joists (400 mm apart), and is only 1780 wide x 2100 long.
Can I put tiles straight onto this, or do I have to rip the chipboard out, and replace it with something more substantial?

Many thanks,

Erik[/quote][quote]
Laying ceramic tiles on a chipboard floor in a bathroom should methinks be avoided. Why? Because if water penetrates thru the tile grout or at the edges, which it will in time, the chipboard will soak it up like a sponge and swell.
Better to use marine grade plywood screwed with brass screws to joists.
Consider using Thermonet or similar underfloor heating mats for extra underfoot comfort. [/quote]
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Postby robmaidment » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:40 pm

Dont put directly on chipboard, put a ply down at least 6mm then you can tile on top, and if in future you take up the tiles you wont damage the original chipboard floor
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