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Old 03-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
Just wanted to see if it is a good idea to put tile in a laundry room upstairs with 3/4 inch plywood and 1/2 inch durock? Will the tile crack in the washing machine's spin cycle? Just wondering before I started laying the durock. Also if doing that, is there a recommended way of raising the drain so it is on top of the tile?

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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Tiling anything is a great idea, especially a laundry room. I would first want to make the installation a waterproof one. I assume the drain is in the plywood with not membrane of any kind. If so...YIKES, builders and plumbers should learn something about how a house is built and drains installed....and then there's the building inspectors.

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Shouldn't it slope to the drain?

I would think.....
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Shouldn't it slope to the drain?

I would think.....
Well, I guess if you want to get technical, it should not only slope to the drain, but the entire floor would be build in a watrproof pan and would be lower than all the adjoining floors, so as to contain a major leak. But not many HO's want their utility room floors to feel like a giant shower floor when the walk on them, and fewer still want to step down an inch or two into the room, so the drain typically just gets set flush in the flat floor; hoping that MOST of a major leak will drain instead of spreading to adjacent floors.
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ahhhh

I see.
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Ok, well once I tear the old floor up I will consider sloping, but that just sounds difficult. It is still a week away or so, but just wanted to make sure I was making a good decision with the tile. Thanks everyone for your comments.

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