Laying Tiles On A Wooden Bathroom Floor
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Laying tiles on a wooden bathroom floor. The number of tiles you will need will depend on the size of the tile you wish to lay as well as the tile pattern you will like on the floor. It needs to be even flat dry and free from damp and the correct adhesive must be used. You can fix tiles to concrete wooden floorboards provided you use an ultra flexible adhesive and even on existing floor tiles but you must make sure the surface is in good condition and correctly prepared. I m considering laying wood floors and ceramic tiles through out my first floor where there is vinyl and carpet now.
Using a tape measure or digital laser tape measure the room from one wall to the opposite wall and note the distance. If you ve had other tiles or sheet flooring you ll need to remove any adhesive from the. Use 2 inch screws every 3 inches along the length of each board to firmly fasten the wood to the joists then cover the entire surface with 1 2 inch thick sheets of plywood. If you have enjoyed this article please leave a comment below or like it on facebook.
You can work out where the joists are quite easily they will run in the opposite direction to the floorboards. First major diy project and am a little intimidated. Secure the plywood to. Jen cof august 19 2008 at 10 04 am.
Screw down any loose moving floorboards mind out for pipes and electric cables. Tap the tiles into the mortar with a rubber mallet to get a good bond between the tiles and the mortar. Do i lay the wood floor first or the tile to achieve that even transition between materials without using transition strips. Under no conditions should you use veneer bond plywood.
Laying tile to veneer plywood risks loosening and unbonding the veneer creating an unstable base for the tile. See tiling on wooden floors part 2 tiling for step by step instructions of how to lay out tile grout finish. Press the tiles into the mortar in the same pattern you determined in the dry fit. This is interior grade plywood that has a top and bottom layer of very thin hardwood bonded to it.
Thanks for the advice. Let s say the measure of this distance is 12 feet 3 7 m. Space the field and edge fasteners correctly.
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