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Old 06-04-08, 04:44 PM
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Tiles For Outdoors

i am buliding a bar outside using pressure treated wood. it is under a tent, but it still gets wet. keeping in mind i live in new york in regards to weather conditions, i would like to tile the top of my bar.

what kind of tile would be best sooted for this? and what would be the best installation method for it?
 
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Old 06-04-08, 08:23 PM
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...what kind of tile would be best sooted for this?
NONE ...if pressure treated wood is being used for the structure or the substrate. It will never last.
 
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frame is p/t wood. i am putting down plywood and then cement board. the tiles will be going on the cement board.

now please refer to above question. thanks again
 
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Old 06-05-08, 04:29 PM
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Pressure treated wood twists and expands alot more then non P/T wood because of the water content.

If you are using P/T for the support legs, then a good grade exterior AC/BC ply, the CBU, and a GOOD modified/fortified thinset, you will be fine.

The only tile approved for outdoor use are porcelain and natural stone. Natural stone requires a pretty thick substrate because it's a softer stone.
 
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now please refer to above question. thanks again
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OK, the correct answer is....



























VINYL TILE



No preasure treated lumber. You want tile, here's some ideas...Blocks on poured piers, 16g steel framing, etc, topical water proofing membranes and highly modified thinsets in Longeyeland.
 
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...now please refer to above question.
Hey, you come here for FREE advice from knowledgeable people. When you get an honest straight answer that will keep you and your project out of trouble but it doesn't suit your own perceptions you turn into some kind of gladiator.

Do as you please my friend but we're tellin' ya the use of treated lumber in a rigid tile project is a mistake. Only a novice would think differently.

Have a nice job.
 
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