tile floors in unheated sunroom

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Old 07-04-11, 12:08 PM
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tile floors in unheated sunroom

I'm hoping to lay a tile floor in an unheated sunroom in Michigan. Is that feasible or will I have problems with expansiln and contraction? If so is there anything I can do to allow me to lay tile?
 
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Old 07-04-11, 01:06 PM
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I reluctantly did one for a customer, but so far, after 2 years, it is still in great shape. I was worried about cracks, etc. due to fluctuations in the weather. However, the room is not heated, nor is it insulated from beneath, so I feel the equalization of temperature year around helps to prevent cracking.
 
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Old 07-04-11, 09:23 PM
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I'm hoping to lay a tile floor in an unheated sunroom in Michigan. Is that feasible or will I have problems with expansiln and contraction? If so is there anything I can do to allow me to lay tile?
It can be done, including the walkway to and from the room. However, you gave no information other that it is unheated.

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Old 07-05-11, 06:20 AM
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To add more info, the room is on joists above a crawl space with a sliding glass door leading to the house. I was also thinking about adding electric subfloor heating but am not sure if this is a good idea either.
 
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Old 07-05-11, 01:31 PM
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If you're not heating the room, don't specifically heat the floor. It may open a can of worms you don't want. Others may disagree, and I honor that.
 
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