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Old 10-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Im tiling my basement floor.My question is, do i just tile directly onto the concrete or put something down first? The floor is cold but not that cold where i would have to put down a heating system.

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Tile right over the concrete-Best surface you can get.

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If it's a small areas and you have no cracks or control joints, tile away. Large areas that have cracks or new floors which will likely crack, need attention if you can't afford a failure. Either a crack isolation mortar, or an uncoupling membrane which come in liquid or sheet form. Ditra, Noble's CIS are sheet membranes. Redguard, Hydroband are liquid.

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If it's a small areas and you have no cracks or control joints, tile away. Large areas that have cracks or new floors which will likely crack, need attention if you can't afford a failure. Either a crack isolation mortar, or an uncoupling membrane which come in liquid or sheet form. Ditra, Noble's CIS are sheet membranes. Redguard, Hydroband are liquid.

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Avoid the liquid membranes unless.... you have film thickness gauge in the tool box....

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