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Old 03-14-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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My newly purchased home is 10 years. I am installing a bathroom in my basement and will be installing a tile floor. The basement floor is in good shape and no cracks anywhere near the bathroom installation. Can I lay tile directly or need some sort of underlay?
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should use membrane....

but lay direct will probably work too..... like everything.... problems only come up after many years of usage and that time your house probably sold to someone else...

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Thanks for the quick response. What kind of membrane do you recomend
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..... like everything.... problems only come up after many years of usage and that time your house probably sold to someone else...

Now there's a great attitude!
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on the other hand... it is difficult to persuade someone to spend top$$ on renovation knowing that all these $$ are behind the scene and no one notice.... it is hard to find the balance....


anyway... the membrane I used is Ditra... which is kind of the Rolax in membrane and expensive.... it is ok for a small area....
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