Need Advice on Tiling a Floor (Picture included)


Old 01-30-08, 11:25 AM
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Need Advice on Tiling a Floor (Picture included)

Hey Everyone,

This is my first time posting on this website and I'm hoping to get some good solid advice on a future project.

I am in the process of refinishing my hardwood floors and am now planning on tackling a tile job. I've never laid tile before, so I am not really sure if this project my be too ambitious.

Please take a minute to look at the pictures:

My concerns are the obvious obstacles, the challenge associated wit the steps, and most importantly the irregularities of the floor (notice the grooves pattern). Also of note, is that the floor, while stable, is on a slight slant.

I am considering natural stone tile.

Looking for any anecdotal advice anyone might have for me!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-30-08, 12:15 PM
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None of that is of any concern, looks like a good straight forward job.

The slant doesn't mean anything unless you just want the floor level, that's up to you. The groves can be skim-coated with modified thinset tile mortar and after they dry rubbed slightly to remove any trowel marks then the tile can go in.

One concern may be since the grooves appear to have been 'tooled' originally there may be a lot of high spots that may cause the tiles to teeter. A straight edge to survey the entire floor would be in order. Any highs would have to be ground off.

The steps aren't an issue either, piece of cake.

Looks like a good job.
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