Marble floor tile over concrete slab

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Old 06-30-11, 07:29 AM
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Marble floor tile over concrete slab

I'm about to lay white marble floor tile over a concrete slab. The slab was poured 50 years ago over a plastic moisture membrane. It has no cracks or other evidence of movement. Is DITRA or some other membrane necessary?
 
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I am guessing your slab is on grade, and if you are not in a cold climate all should be fine just setting it down as is. If it was a basement area with cold winters then options around floor insulation, subflooring and Ditra might be considered.
 
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You are correct. The slab is on grade, and our climate is quite warm most of the year. Thanks for your advice.
 
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Chris, good luck with the marble....will you learn to hate it, probably. It will be a bear to keep clean. Foot traffic and body oils will leave a track from the door to the most used part of the floor area. Fore warned is fore armed.
 
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I'm with Chandler - I've lived with marble floors and will never again (I won't use any natural stone on a floor, actually)
 
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