Leveling Concrete Floor for Tile

Old 10-08-03, 04:57 AM
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Leveling Concrete Floor for Tile

Hello, I am about to put ceramic tile on the concrete slab floor in my basement. My question is, do I need to do anything to it prior to setting the tile? The floor is slightly sloped around the floor drain areas, and I assume that I want to keep it this way. Otherwise, the floor is pretty level. Do I really need to apply a leveling agent? I know it is just all going to run toward the floor drains. Also, is there some kind of primer I need to apply to the slab floor before I apply the mortar? Or some vapor barrier? Thanks in advance.
Old 10-08-03, 04:24 PM
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I'd keep the slope. Mortar right over the concrete as long as its clean and free of paint or adhesive from other flooring

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