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Old 04-22-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-22-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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If the conditions are right and the work is done correctly, yes fine.

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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?

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





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I like the color. How will the tile be when wet?
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It should pretty good. It's not slick at all.

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