ceramic tile


Old 11-11-07, 04:40 PM
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ceramic tile

I am wondering if I can put ceramic tile over particle board covered with vinyl linoleum? If not, can I put 1/2 inch plywood subfloor right over the linoleum, or would I need to remove it first?
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Old 11-12-07, 06:12 AM
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Neither is going to give you the structure required for ceramic. Menards carries a tile with a rubber/plastic backing on it that goes down without mortar. Also has its own flexible grout for floors with a little flex. A little spendy, but a lot less work in a situation like this.
Old 11-12-07, 11:56 AM
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Why can't you remove the vinyl and PB? What's under the PB for your subflooring, what's your joist size, unsupported span, and spacing on center?
Old 11-12-07, 12:49 PM
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Particle board is very unusual for a underlayment or subfloor in my area. Vinyl is typically laid on 1/4' luan. Are you sure that you are seeing particle board and not luan or OSB?

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