How do I prepare/level an uneven wooden floor for laying ceramic tiles?


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Peter

I live in an old house with floorboards that are pretty uneven.

For the small bathroom (1.7 x 2.12m) bathroom I want to lay ceramic
floor tiles but am concerned that they may look unsightly on the
uneven surface, and maybe even crack when they are stood on.

I don't really want to lay a thick false floor underneath as it will
make a 'step' into the room. Can anyone advise on the options
available to me please.

Tim
 
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stuart noble

Peter wrote in message ...
I live in an old house with floorboards that are pretty uneven.

For the small bathroom (1.7 x 2.12m) bathroom I want to lay ceramic
floor tiles but am concerned that they may look unsightly on the
uneven surface, and maybe even crack when they are stood on.

I don't really want to lay a thick false floor underneath as it will
make a 'step' into the room. Can anyone advise on the options
available to me please.
Take floorboards up, replace with ply?
 
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dg

Peter said:
I live in an old house with floorboards that are pretty uneven.

For the small bathroom (1.7 x 2.12m) bathroom I want to lay ceramic
floor tiles but am concerned that they may look unsightly on the
uneven surface, and maybe even crack when they are stood on.

I don't really want to lay a thick false floor underneath as it will
make a 'step' into the room. Can anyone advise on the options
available to me please.

Tim
Any sort of tiling or lino should not be laid directly on to
floorboards, but a layer of 4mm hardboard or 6mm plyboard should be
fitted first to give an even base.

dg
 

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