Ceramic Tile and Carpeted Stairs


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Old 04-11-05, 02:13 PM
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Ceramic Tile, Carpeted Stairs, and general questions.

I am going to lay a ceramic tile floor in my kitchen. And I have a few questions before starting.

The stairs to the basement are carpeted. What type of edging should I use to cover the tile and carpet? Is there anything in particular I should be looking for?

The kitchen is over a crawlspace, I will be removing atleast two layers of vinyl tile. How thick of a cement backer should I lay? 1/4" or 1/2"? And it is better to use screws or nails on the floor?

I am assuming I should do the tile under the stove and refrigeratior first, but how long should I wait before moving them back into place? Is there any secret to doing these spaces without having the tile crack once I move them back?

This is my second time doing a ceramic tile floor - the first was a bathroom that was on a concrete slab. This seems a more daunting mission since it is not on concrete and is a bigger area. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Old 04-11-05, 08:22 PM
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First, let's make sure your floor will accept a ceramic installation. What is the size span and spacing of the floor joists? What is the primary decking material? How thick? Plywood? This is really where we need to start.
 
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Old 04-12-05, 06:10 PM
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Size = 1 1/2" x 9"
Span = 44"
Space = The spacing is not even. It ranges from 12 1/2" to 15"
The primary decking material is plywood, but I can not tell how thick it is.
 
 

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