Ceramic tiling on a woodblock floor
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vaultsman
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Ceramic tiling on a woodblock floor

by vaultsman » Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:43 pm

My daughter's late-1930s house has a woodblock floor in the hallway, which I believe to be oak. It's very stable, flat, and solid but in poor surface condition with many light gouges, heel marks, and scuffs.

She was originally thinking of sanding and sealing it but would now like to lay ceramic tiles. Would backing boards be necessary? The tiles are 9mm thick and I'd would have liked to keep the overall thickness to around 12mm to match the rooms off if possible.

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Re: Ceramic tiling on a woodblock floor

by stoneyboy » Sat May 04, 2024 10:44 pm

Hi vaultsman,
It would be best to use a decoupling membrane but it is essential to check whether there is an effective DPM below the wood block floor. If there are any defects damp will build up below the membrane and the wood blocks will swell.
Regards S

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