Subflooring Questionable

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Old 01-25-09, 08:28 PM
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Subflooring Questionable

I think tiling is a non-starter with this floor?

I was considering tiling the kitchen and dining room but Im not so sure the subfloor is good enough.
The joists are 9.5 I-Beam ( if that is what you call it ) with a span between joists of 32
The joist supports are 10 apart.
There is a 1 1/8 tongue and grove over the joists.
Are these joists too far apart to consider tiling even if additional plywood is added?
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Think we would need a engineer to figure out your deflection with those I-beam's. You will probably need the manufacturer name (should be printed on them). 32" is pretty wide for a standard joist spacing, so not sure about I-beam.
 
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Are these joists too far apart to consider tiling even if additional plywood is added?
I'm not aware of any isolation membranes or cement board that are ok for 32" oc spacing. Maybe vinyl or carpet is a better choice here.
 
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Thanks

Thanks guys,

I will stay with something lite this time.
 
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