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Old 03-14-2019, 07:11 PM   #16
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With a bunch of real effort the is no reason why the floor can not be restructured 1 1/2" lower, with out disturbing the hall floor.
How could someone reasonably do that, lowering the floor? I can't imagine how.

I should have added that we are not wedded to this Marble idea. it was cheap and seemed like it could be cool and elegant. but this is a simple country house, not the Taj Mahal. we would be perfectly happy with simple, nice ceramic tile.
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There's nothing ridiculous about the material choice if you want to use natural stone.
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I didn't mean to suggest that Marble is a ridiculous choice. I meant that I was ridiculous (foolish/ignorant) to just think "Hey this cheap very good looking marble would be cool to use!"
I was ridiculous to think it would be slam dunk easy.
It's beautiful stuff but I feel like I am over my head here. for a country place we use 6 days a month max, I probably should have just followed the KISS principle.

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I didn't mean to suggest that Marble is a ridiculous choice. I meant that I was ridiculous (foolish/ignorant) to just think "Hey this cheap very good looking marble would be cool to use!"
I was ridiculous to think it would be slam dunk easy.
It's beautiful stuff but I feel like I am over my head here. for a country place we use 6 days a month max, I probably should have just followed the KISS principle.

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The job would be over your head because a lot of it would be the basement over your head.

I would have it lowered in one day so it is not out of the question and you would end up with a floor much stronger than the floor you have now.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:43 PM   #19
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there were porcelain tiles installed here originally. I don't have one handy but I'd guess they were.... about 3/8s thick.
they had been installed, without concrete backer, without mesh screen, without scratch coat for .... 2 years at least.

I dropped a measure through a hole in the current subfloor and it all measured.... about 5/8s.

this marble is definitely 15mm. I have measured it repeatedly with calipers as I have thought about how to make it all fit.

am I wrong to think that I am still going to have to have considerable buildup to lay these marble tiles?

and this is just one small bathroom that is being retiled, redone. the rest of the house has beautiful hardwood already installed. it would be impossible to redo the rest of the house just to match this 36 sqft bathroom floor.
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FWIW, I wouldn't use marble in the first place because it's really soft and scratches easily. On top of that, like all natural stone tiles, it has to be sealed. Plus the fact it requires twice the stiffness in the subfloor as ceramic or porcelain.

Your house, your call.
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You're better off going with a nice porcelain tile. More durable, easier, cheaper.

I would still suggest adding a ply underlayment and also concrete backer or Ditra though. Tile is a lifetime proposition, do it right.

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