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Old 02-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Installing ceramic tile on garage concrete floor


Forgive me if this tread has been discussed. My garage floor is 30' x 12.5'. It has been painted over the years about 3 times using those local epoxy floor paints(house is 12 years old). Generally it is in very good condition except for a few areas where some paint has lifted. I really would like to lay tile now and planing on using Ditra as it is perfect for the two materials to move separately from each other. I know the correct method is to lay thinset mortar before laying down the Ditra, my question is that i don't want to bother removing the old finish, etc. Is there another way to hold down the Ditra down or do i have to use a different method. Your expert advice is most welcomed.BTY during winter months i still heat at about 14 C and have 11' ceiling.
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I do not understand the concept of tile in a garage, but anything glued to loose paint will also be loose.

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Old 02-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #3
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Then I guess you won't be tiling this floor.
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I do want to tile the floor because i like the clean look and have a very neat garage. In the long run,i would presume the tile will outlast paint. Do any of you have any other suggestions or flooring solutions?

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If you wish to tile the garage you will need to remove as much paint as possible.
A floor buffer with carborundum stones should make fast work of the paint.(rent one)

Cement is an ideal surface for tile--while Ditra is a fine product--it is not needed over stable concrete.

Modified firmset should do it.---Mike---
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I knew someone was going to say that - scrape off old finish by mechanical means. Thats why i want to put the ditra so i don't have to remove nothing, just lay down ditra without thinset underneath? then lay tile?
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Sounds like a great idea, I will (yes, actually me, DIY) do the same but on bare concrete with the tiles I will remove from my 6 month old shower and floor. I'm getting them out before the new tile man demos in there. Long story you don't even want to hear about.
Be sure to read up on grouting and curing times if you haven't already. You need it strong if parking a car on it.

best wishes and post a picture please
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I knew someone was going to say that - scrape off old finish by mechanical means. Thats why i want to put the ditra so i don't have to remove nothing, just lay down ditra without thinset underneath? then lay tile?
Ditra isn't a magic carpet, it as well as tile needs thinset to adhere it, the paint is a bond breaker, either rent a scarifier and remove the paint or don't waste your time and money, Ditra won't work over what you have here now.


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I do want to tile the floor because i like the clean look and have a very neat garage. In the long run,i would presume the tile will outlast paint. Do any of you have any other suggestions or flooring solutions?
Modular garage floor system (floating floor). I don't know S#$& about them but they look sweet.

Example
http://www.racedeck.com/resGarage.html

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the modular systems are great and allow you to design them colors, patterns etc
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The interlocking flooring can be a great alternative to tiling. Great idea guys! I've seen the website and the possibilities are endless
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I saw some rubber mat product 7ft by 17 ft for a garage. it looked like a textured metal but made out of rubber. It required no adhesive Very Clean

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