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PearlWhiteGT 04-22-2009 08:02 AM

Tile on Front Porch
Is it OK to tile a front porch? I'm closing on my first house & I noticed that it had some sort of tile ripped off the front porch for whatever reason. I asked the builder to re-tile the front porch & just wanted to make sure that it was ok to do that.

JazMan 04-22-2009 09:24 AM

If the conditions are right and the work is done correctly, yes fine.


PearlWhiteGT 04-22-2009 10:23 AM


JazMan 04-22-2009 10:55 AM

Go ahead? Go ahead with what? Using which type of tile, thinset etc. Is the slab slopped? Any cracks or expansion joints? Does it get direct sun? You going to use a membrane or go right over the slab? Do you want to re-do it again in a few years? :whistling2:


Ron6519 04-22-2009 03:40 PM

What's the front porch made out of? My brother has a wood porch with 2 1/4" T&G doug fir wood. No good for tile.

PearlWhiteGT 04-22-2009 04:17 PM

Front porch is concrete with no cracks. It's about 8'x4' or so.

PearlWhiteGT 04-24-2009 06:08 AM

Here is a couple of pics of the floor. I wanted to pick the color & style of the tile but the builder forgot & went ahead with his own choice. What do you guys think?

47_47 04-24-2009 01:34 PM

I like the color. How will the tile be when wet?

PearlWhiteGT 04-24-2009 01:43 PM

It should pretty good. It's not slick at all.

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