This site is Super :D !!!! I'm tweaking my house floor plans. For my ceramic tiled rooms, to which we might install the tile ourselves, would it be better, or easier for installing tile to make my floor dimensions whole numbers.
EXAMPLE: 10' x 10' instead of a 10 1/2' x 11 1/4' :confused:
Well you can plan for the room to come out 10' x 10', the odds of it being perfect per the plans, is remote. You'll probably come up with 10-1/4" x 9-7/8" once it's all framed up. You work out the precise tile layout once you get the place framed & dried in and the subfloor down. For now estimate as closely as possible.
Key things you need to focus on is making sure that the structure is going to be up to par to hold a tile install. Things you need to consider are joist size, spacing, & span. You need to figure in the approriate subfloor unless this is going to be on a slab. If this is wood subfloor needs to 1-1/4", usually 2 layers of 5/8" quality grade plywood is best. If you're planning on laying tile over a slab you should figure in a good decoupling membrane like ditra over the slab.
Hope that helps a bit.
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Last edited by housedocs; 04-30-2005 at 12:31 AM.
Reason: Clarificatio & addition