We are remodeling the kitchen of my daughter's 1907 home. She wants to use
ceramic or stone tiles. The floor is 1 & 1/8" thiks tongue and groove on
dimensional 3 x 12's on 16" centers. What kind or type, if any, of subfloor
will we need to install?
If the floor is concrete all you need to do is level it if need be and fix any
imperfections. Use underlayment cement to level it. After that just set down
the tiles in tile cement and grout it the next day.
You will have to put down cement backer boards of some brand. Hardi-board is
one. Also, some of those old kitchens were rather large, so if yours is one
of them, you may need to add a sleeper sill in the center to shore up the
floor so there is no give to it. Otherwise, you'll have cracked grout joints
in a month or two, or maybe a year or two.
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