Ho do I tile ceramic tiles on a wooden floor


Postby bossozw » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:30 pm

May you please help me. I bought ceramic tiles for my living room floor. the floor is wooden and someone tells me they will crack or wont hold because the wooden floor vibrates and is flexible. they say i should have bought laminate.

please help!
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Postby ALDA » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:22 pm

GLUE AND SCREW 18mm PLYBOARD SHEETS TO FLOOR AND SEAL WITH PVA BEFORE TILING.
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Postby PST » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 pm

[quote="bossozw"]May you please help me. I bought ceramic tiles for my living room floor. the floor is wooden and someone tells me they will crack or wont hold because the wooden floor vibrates and is flexible. they say i should have bought laminate.

please help![/quote]
There are 2 ways to tile to timber floors (floor boards) 1. an 18mm marine plywood overlay screwed down at 300mm centres all over , seal the back and edges of boards with an SBR Primer like Bal Bond and then lay tiles down with a flexible adhesives like Bal Single Part Flexible or Bal Rapidset Flexible , then using a flexible grout like Bal wide joint grout with GT1 add mix.
2. make sure boards are clean and sound , any moving board screw them down , prime boards with an SBR Pimer like Bal APD Primer and the use Bal Fast Flexible adhesive and flexible grout like Bal wide joint grout with GT1 add mix.
Please Please never use PVA on any tiling jobs PVA IS WATER BASED AND WITH SOFTEN WITH WATER MAKING A WEAK SURFACE TO TILE TO.
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Postby johndiyer » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:02 pm

Will this work on ceramic floor tiles onto excisting laminated flooring?
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Postby rosebery » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:58 pm

[quote="ALDA"]GLUE AND SCREW 18mm PLYBOARD SHEETS TO FLOOR AND SEAL WITH PVA BEFORE TILING.[/quote]

Grrr - PVA - not. Use an proper primer like PST says.

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Postby rosebery » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:59 pm

[quote="johndiyer"]Will this work on ceramic floor tiles onto excisting laminated flooring?"

Errrm - NO. Take the laminate up.

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Postby rosebery » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:02 am

[quote="PST"]There are 2 ways to tile to timber floors (floor boards)"

There is a third method using a decoupling membrane like D.. (rats nearly advertised again) if movement is a concern.

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