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Dusty Britches
07-02-2007, 09:54 AM
I was just reading Bill's delimna on his bathroom tile and for some reason it made me think of this.

My mother in law moved from east Texas on Saturday to Garland. While helping her move, we came across large squares of cermanic floor tile. I was thinking we could use this to redo our kitchen floor, so I snatched it up.

Then I got to thinking, abit late, but at least I got to it. :D Our house was built on pier and beam around 1900. It shifts a lot with the wet and dry weather. The current laminate tiles seperate and come together with this shifting.

Would I have problems with the cermanic tile or should I proceed as planned?

07-02-2007, 10:06 AM
I have tile in my Kitchen and we are on pier & beam. Use the backer board and you should be good.

Bill in San Jose
07-02-2007, 11:10 AM
Does the backer board "float" above the floor or is it screwed into the studs?

07-02-2007, 12:08 PM
Yes, Lots of screws.