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Old 02-02-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Tiling on cement floor


We are adding a bathroom in our basement. Does the cement floor need to be level in order to lay ceramic tile? If it's not level, will that case problems later on?

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Ceramic tiles don't particularly care if a floor is level or not. They do however care if the floor is flat. Don't confuse level with flat. The bigger the tiles the flatter the floor must be.

Use modified thinset mortar adhesive from a bag that you mix with water. DON'T let anyone convince you to use the premixed adhesives, they won't hold up on a basement concrete floor.

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