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Old 01-06-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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HI,
I have lived here for 14 years. About 4 years ago the rains were very heavy for many many days and the underground stream at the back of the house swelled so bad water came up from my basement floor. The cellar only had about 1/2 of water around the edges.

Now I have the chance to change my lone working tolet to a 1/2 bath in the cellar. The area has all the drain valves in place. A handyman friend owes me a big favor and will help do the work. I would like to put tile on the floor but I worry about the every 14 year water invastion. How can I protect these tiles? Can I put pressure treated wood over the concret, or a sub floor, then lay the tiles?
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As long as it's dry and set before the next flood, you'll be fine.

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Not to worry, go for it. It isn't very likely another flood will hurt a properly installed tile job. Not impossible but very improbable. Think about all the tiled swimming pools and spas around the world.
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Don't use mastic, use thinset mortar, it is waterproof once it sets up.
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Don't use mastic, use thinset mortar, it is waterproof once it sets up.
Water resistant, not waterproof.
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Good catch there Dead-Eye!
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THanks! I will do that.

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