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Old 07-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Tile over concrete


I have a living room 14' x 22' that has a concrete subfloor and some of the perimeter of the floor also has a 1/4" seem or more where the floor meets the footing. I currently have a 12mm thick laminate floor installed over it with thermofloor radiant heat pads beneath the laminate. This floor has been a nightmare from hell for me. Before putting the laminate down i had to use 4 bags of self leveling compound and also cut out a 3' x 5' section of concrete which was either a high spot from the pour or had pushed up over time. There are no major cracks in the floor.

The concrete, however, is still uneven to the point that i have spongy feeling spots in the laminate floor. I am not happy with this at all and am considering pulling up the laminate and putting down tile. My two questions are:

If i put tile down will i be able to level it it out with thinset as i am putting the tiles down?

What do i do about the space between the floor and the footing? In some areas the two edges are even and in other they are not even.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Kyle

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