I just posted a question about kitchen cabinets, I have another one
about tile floors. The kitchen we are doing over has tile floors which
my wife does not like and wants to replace with something else. What's
the best way to do it? Dig up the tiles? put something over them? The
house has settled since the tiles were put it and things ae not exactly
true with a large crack across the tile floor,
Stronger, yes, but still brittle. If the substrate has a large crack,
whatever tile you put over it will crack. The OP needs to determine
the cause of the crack and whether it is still moving. At the very
least an isolation membrane should be put down prior to tiling.
Do the homework first. Tiling isn't cheap - either going down or being
There is no way to judge this situation without
seeing it. You need a professional to personally
consult with you about why your floor has a
"large crack" and why the floor is continuing
to settle. With those kind of structual problems,
maybe you should consider a more resilient flooring
like vinyl or 'pergo-type' wood.
As is often mentioned by others on this forum,
tile requires a VERY rigid subfloor.
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