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Floor Tiles In Bathroom

Postby nitro23456 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:34 pm


I am wanting to ceramic tile my bathroom floor. Can I lay these directly onto the chipboard floor boards or do I need to lay something else first.

The boarding is in sound condition.
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Postby bobplum » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:15 am

make sure there is no movement in the boards and use a flexiable adhesive you can buy adhesive for wooden floors
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Postby Paul2463 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:01 pm

I know this reply is a bit late for you but it may help someone reading this,

tiling straight onto the boards in not generally a good idea (you may wish to take them up in the future and it may mean the whole floor coming up)

buy yourself some 2mm hardboard, cut it to the shape of the room (I did my en-suite cut from one piece of the stuff) and using 1/2 inch screws ( so you don't go all the way through the floor boarding) screw the hardboard down making six inch squares of screws ( i.e each screw 6 inches apart in a row, each row 6 inches apart) this stops the floor from moving anywhere. Use flexible adhesive.

I have just pulled up my tiles from the en-suite and it nearly came up in one piece as i could pull the hardboard off the screws, then I had to go round and remove all the screws but nothing is easy in DIY.
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