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Old 09-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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I would like to level this concrete floor for ceramic tile, in this kitchen. Its for an apartment that I'll be renting out. Now, I know the concrete is not in good shape. I've enclosed some pics to give ya an idea of what this looks like. I plan on putting the tile right over the concrete.

If this is not possible, what other types of floors would you guys recommend for an apartment kitchen floor. The floor is 132 square feet.

One more thing, the wetness you see in the pics is from me cleaning. Now, the previous owners did not take any care of this floor and allowed the sink to leak, which in turn rotted out the plywood. Thats why I tore it all apart.
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another pic. I have more, if you need to see them. If tile is not possible, what other options would you do?
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Is that the foundation slab, or some other concrete? How thick is that concrete, and what's under it?
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Your asking a bit much with these pictures. I would recommend you call a tile guy in to look it over. If you want to DIY pay him for his consult of need be.
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It looks like a couple of the sleepers are cut with a taper on the end. Is that sloped concrete at the wall poured into the floor, or something that was added on top?
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If this is not possible, what other types of floors would you guys recommend for an apartment kitchen floor. The floor is 132 square feet.
Laminate is another option. Yes, you have a water problem, but it's a fraction of the cost of tile. But the cheap (but still quite nice looking) 10mm stuff in BJs Club (7mm laminate w/integrated 3mm padding) and you can do 132 SF for < $150. Tile will be _much_ more.
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You need to figure out how to fix the water issue before adding the floor. It could be as easy as regrading the yard and extending the downspouts so they don't let water pool around the foundation. Not sure what is on the outside of the area you have pictures, so it's hard to tell.

Here's more on that -- hopefully it's a quick fix! http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-ad...basement.shtml

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