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Old 03-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I'm finishing a bathroom in my basement. My question is do I have to lay a membrane or anything to lay tile on it or can I tile directly on the concrete floor. Thanks for your help.

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Depends!

Are there any cracks in the concrete?

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For years, decades, generations, tile has been installed directly to concrete without many issues.

Now days there are membranes available. It's your choice.

I think if I was doing it for myself I would not use a membrane if the concrete is old(er) and no cracking but I would use a flexible modified thinset. Probably Custom's Megaflex thinset.
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I would roll on a membrane just in case.
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