Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-26-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


Is it ok to put a cast iron clawfoot tub on a slate tile floor? The slate tiles are 12x12, .39" (10mm) thick gauged multicolor slate.

After stumbling across a different post, I realize that I have to check the floor deflection before I can even be sure I can install the tile, but if I can, I'd like to know if it is a bad idea to use slate with a clawfoot tub.

buzznapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: oregon
Posts: 505
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


i have driven a car over 12x12 india slate when it's set correctly {really not kidding}. provided the floor is strong enough you won't have an issue at all. as you're assuming the floor strength is everything. slate is one of the weaker stones so flex will crack it.

racebum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 3,950
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


I'm not concerned about a claw foot tub on slate because of the weight. I'd be concerned about slate in a bathroom. Maintenance could be a nightmare depending on the slate and how the room is used. I'd worry it's not sanitary for one, never mind how it'll look in a year or so.

Jaz
__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9,578
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


Driving vehicles over tile is very different from placing a footed bathtub on the tile. With the tub...you are dealing with "point-load" not at all the same as driving a rubber tired vehicle over it.

What exactly are the stats of the floor structure?

By the way...JazMan is correct.
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


Thanks for the opinions. As for the stats, I won't know until I actually gut the bathroom. However, since the floor creaks in several places, and the house is 40 yrs old, I'm not hopeful it will be up to snuff. Damn impulse buying, lol. Looks like another return for Lowes.

Any suggestions for type of tile for a bathroom?
buzznapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 07:27 AM   #6
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9,578
Default

Slate tile and clawfoot tub?


Quote:
the floor creaks in several places, and the house is 40 yrs old,
Doesn't necessarily mean anything..........

Quote:
Any suggestions for type of tile for a bathroom?
Porcelain.

Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Move a clawfoot tub DIYmo Remodeling 5 11-09-2009 05:09 PM
Preping green board for tile? stbo2000 Remodeling 9 02-06-2008 09:40 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.