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Old 08-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Ugly tile with hydronic heat


I currently live in a house that has very ugly tile flooring. I'd love to rip it out & expose the hardwood underneath, but the room's heating source is the hydronic system embedded in the concrete base of the tiles. Needless to say, I'm trying to think of some simple solutions.

Could one solution possibly be using floor leveler to even up the the grout lines and then covering with linoleum?
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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I currently live in a house that has very ugly tile flooring. I'd love to rip it out & expose the hardwood underneath, but the room's heating source is the hydronic system embedded in the concrete base of the tiles. Needless to say, I'm trying to think of some simple solutions.

Could one solution possibly be using floor leveler to even up the the grout lines and then covering with linoleum?
Possibly !!! So you are talking about ceramic tile???

I'm thinking going to vinyl the adhesive may not be compatible with the heat source.

What exactly is under the tile? What are the layers? The tiles should be separate from the concrete base containing the heat system, the tiles should have been applied with their own adhesive product and therefore should be removable. I said "should be".

You should provide us with a better description of what you are working with if we are going to be able to help you.
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Thanks for getting back to me. Upon further review, I looked and saw that there is the layer of ceramic tile and then the concrete base. Would I have to worry about hitting the hoses or is that pretty tough to do?
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Okay I'm kinda slow on the uptake here.
You say you have hydronic heat imbedded in concrete. Then you say you have a wood floor. Then you say the wood is covered with ceramic tile.

  1. How do you know you have hot water heat in the concrete?
  2. Where is this wood floor in this recipe and what kind of wood is it?
  3. Is it typical slat flooring?
  4. How is the wood flooring attached to whatever it is attached to?

The tile should be installed with a thin application of what looks like concrete but technically is not.

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Would I have to worry about hitting the hoses or is that pretty tough to do?
Yes that could be a big worry until you can determine what is down there and how.
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Didn't say anything about wood flooring, but thanks for the help nonetheless.
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I currently live in a house that has very ugly tile flooring. I'd love to rip it out & expose the hardwood underneath, but the room's heating source is the hydronic system embedded in the concrete base of the tiles. Needless to say, I'm trying to think of some simple solutions.

Could one solution possibly be using floor leveler to even up the the grout lines and then covering with linoleum?
You didn't say that? Then who did?
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