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Old 01-19-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi! My husband and I are planning to replace our bathroom floor soon. We had thought about Edge flooring, but after reading everyone's comments, I have decided that I should go with something else. The floor seems pretty level. It currently has 3/4" ply subfloor with new berber carpet :confused: ... no padding. I'm not a fan of carpeted bathrooms... it was there when we bought the house.

My concern is that I would like to have tile, but can't because our floor beams are too far apart (2+ feet) due to the age of the house. Does anyone know of any other interlocking laminate floors that would be good around all of that moisture? Or do you think I'd be better off going with vinyl linoleum flooring? I'm also curious about cork flooring. Would this be a good choice?


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I would like to have tile, but can't because our floor beams are too far apart (2+ feet) due to the age of the house.
If you're going to be in the house for a while and you would like to have tile, then go for it. Don't do something you can 'live with'. If the floor is a bit spongey now, adding some floor joists[beams] is not a big deal. In my opinion, tile is 'the bomb' when it comes to the bathroom.

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Thanks for the information you provided. I didn't know that it would be that easy to add additional support without building the floor up with additional subfloor. That is a great idea! In addition, our basement is not finished on that side of the house, so it should not be too much work to add the additional joists. I'll definitely look into doing that!!
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i have that problem before but i cross two by 6 under my floor joit to reinforce the floor maybe you can do the same
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Where are ya located Carebear?

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Hello,

I am installing a "wetbed" for a vinyl shower base....does anyone know what the correct mixture for the mortar/sand mix should be.....area is approx. 4'x4'. Or should i just use a reg mortar mix then let harden and apply thinset for tile?
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you may want to put some hardi backer board over the floor before laying the tiles.
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Penns a little bit of a trip to do a project, I'm near St Louis.

I guess I'll have to pospone the rescue. :D

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Remember Ceramic floor tile must have atleast 1.25 inch of total floor thickness as well as additional floor joist support. As for no pad it's because pad is like a sponge and will hold moisture.

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