SWMBO wants floor tiles in the kitchen!!!
At the moment we have very sad looking flotex, she has seen some
porcelain tiles she likes in Wickes. (My fault for insisting that we go
for a drive on a Sundays, usually end up in a garden centre or shed)
Just been doing a bit of exploring - under the flotex are self adhesive
vinyl tiles stuck to 3mm hardboard which is nailed to the floorboards
(tiles a bugger to get of but a hot air gun and wood chisel has a result)
From the areas I have investigated some of the floorboards have a bow
and some gaps where they have been lifted in the past, laid in 1937
Now what I do not want to do is remove the fitted units so I intend to
tile around them, works out a lot cheaper doing it this way as well, the
kitchen is not large, 8m2 of tiles.
From reading various sources the recommended way is to layer the floor
with up to 18mm ply, not the way I would like to do it if at all
possible, I want to avoid raising the floor level at the two adjacent rooms.
My thoughts are to securely screw down the boards, fill in the gaps with
slivers, plane the boards to remove the curvature then lay the tiles.
Does this sound feasible? what type of tile adhesive would be the best
- posted 12 years ago