Installing Ceramic in Basement

Old 11-22-03, 05:50 PM
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We are in the process of refinishing our basement and would like to install ceramic tile over a portion of the floor. The floor is concrete, but do I need a vapor barrier and/or a subfloor? or can I install directly over the concrete floor?
Old 11-23-03, 04:07 AM
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You could install your ceramic right over the slab, but I don't recommend it. I use a product called ditra, it's a decoupling and antifracture membrane made by Schulter systems. Here's a link to the products page on Schulter's site
Good luck and happy tiling
Old 11-23-03, 12:31 PM
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What up dell, a little addition if you dont mind,you can set tile over concrete providing you have met certain criteria,moisture;you need to do a calcium chloride test to see how much moisture is in the slab,cracks;any big crqacks in the slab?if soyou can isolate just the cracks as long as the slaab is stable.Do that and get back to us

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