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Old 04-01-07, 03:40 PM
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Hello. I've got a question on evening out a floor that I am going to be floating some engineered over. Half the area is slab, the other half is tile, about 350 sg' each. Normally, I would take out the tile out to even the surface. But I am thinking of using sheets of 1/4" ply to bring up the slab area to the tile. Would you do it this way. If so, how would you go about doing it. Glue? Nailer? Both?
 
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Old 04-01-07, 03:57 PM
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I don't think I would install an engineered floor over a tile floor. Is the tile also on the slab???
 
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Old 04-01-07, 04:45 PM
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Yes, the tile is on the slab. Even though the floor is going to be floated, you still wouldn't put it over tile?
 
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Tear the tile out!!!

Do not even try using thin plywood over the concrete to gain height, under a floating floor.
 
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Old 04-02-07, 05:46 PM
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That's what I figured. I'm just trying to go about it without ripping up the tile. Maybe I'm just being lazy.

What about putting down cork on the slab, then a 3 in 1 over that and the tile? I'm thinking if the cork is a little thin, I could roll out 1 or two layers of 30lb under it.

Could it work?
 
 

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