Tile over old floors?

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Old 11-27-08, 05:57 PM
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Tile over old floors?

im doing tile over an old floor, when walking on it , it felt alittle bouncy or cushiny, i looked down stairs and has supporting wall to support weight.i dont think it is 3/4 plywood, but if i install the cement board and screws, will the tile crack?
 
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Old 11-27-08, 08:27 PM
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You will need a firm subflooring and cbu for a faultless install of tile, so find out why it is cushy and remedy it before you lay tile. The cbu will spread out the inconsistencies of the subflooring, but shouldn't be considered a supporting member as your subflooring is.
 
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Are you the same guy that is charging your friend to do this work? Cmon man.

If the floor is bouncy, then you have problems. You had better make sure that the joist system and subfloor meet minimum deflection standards. It sounds like it doesnt, at the very least, you have no idea if it does or not. Your other thread indicates you are using 1/8" thick tile as well, whats with that.

You should not be doing this work without doing a lot more research first. And charging somebody, when you have absolutely no experience or knowledge is not right. Sorry, but I gotta call it like I see it here.
 
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im the same guy, but this isnt the friend im charging, someone asked me this question, i thought i would pass it on.
 
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I have to agree with Johnny. Whether it's the same friend or not has nothing to do with this. The point is that the knowledge to do tilework is not in your head. Have you told your friend you'll do it but you're going to have to ask the pros about a few things?

We can help get the job done right. But don't pretend you're a tile setter to your friend. So ask away, I'm sure it can turn out fine.

Jaz
 
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