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Old 04-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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How to Lay Ceramic Tile on Marble without Damaging the Marble


We rented a restaurant space that has marble floors that we cannot damage. We would like to lay ceramic tile down. Is this possible without damaging the marble? Is there a way to put a protective layer on the marble and then tile on the protective layer? thanks

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not really--In order for tile to hold up it must be firmly attached to the sub straight--

Any movement whatsoever and the tile fails---sorry.

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What do you think of this? BS or works?

http://www.ehow.com/how_12005186_ins...ing-floor.html
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Didn't you bother to read any of that dumb article? I think the screws into the marble might cause some damage. That entire idea is useless. The only purpose of the article is to attract hits so they can sell advertising. eHow, ASK.com and many others are known for that. Yahoo is bad too.

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You got me to read it, though....LOl. "The backer board provides a strong sturdy, nonmoving surface to which you can attach the tiles without the flex of the floating hardwood." Bold is mine.

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The only thing that comes to mind is Ditra. In theory you don't even need to thinset it down seeing that it acts as a isolation membraine and will sperate from it's backing to protect the floor.. BUT it is VERY risky and expensive. Also seeing that it's in a commerical application that will up your risk.
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The only thing that comes to mind is Ditra. In theory you don't even need to thinset it down seeing that it acts as a isolation membraine and will sperate from it's backing to protect the floor.. BUT it is VERY risky and expensive. Also seeing that it's in a commerical application that will up your risk.
I believe that the manufacturer asks that the product be thinseted down with unmodified thinset---so that one won't fly either--Mike---
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I know thats why I said in theory. I was steping outside of the box on that one. The best thing for them to use is a laminate flooring. Or those expensive click together tiles.

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Click together tiles===I like that one---good thinking!

I have heard of those--floating tile floor--see this place works!!!

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