Lets talk tile floor prep
I am going to be tiling a room in a basement, the floor has been previously painted.
I Intend to grind the paint off the floor via wire wheel and sanding pads to get down to the concrete then clean with a damp sponge 3-4 times to get all dust off the surface.
The floor is uneven in several spots, so I plan to level them out prior to tile, should I use a self leveling mix or a patch? I am going to be using Mapei products for the job. What product is best recommended?
I plan to put down Mapelastic CI after grinding to prevent cracks and get a better surface to tile on.
I am somewhat unsure of what comes next, do I need to apply a primer over the patch prior to putting down the thinset and setting tiles or not?
My tiling experience has only been in rooms with a wood underlayment where we would put down cement board and thinset over that. any insight would be helpful.
Last edited by oh'mike; 12-13-2012 at 05:53 PM.
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