Tile (by plenty [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 2:30 PM|
Tile (by WMH [NC]) Feb 12, 2019 2:35 PM
Tile (by WMH [NC]) Feb 12, 2019 2:36 PM
Tile (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2019 3:52 PM
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Feb 12, 2019 4:49 PM
Tile (by small potatoes [NY]) Feb 12, 2019 5:13 PM
Tile (by Nellie [ME]) Feb 12, 2019 5:21 PM
Tile (by Richard [MI]) Feb 12, 2019 8:03 PM
Tile (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 12, 2019 8:06 PM
Tile (by fred [CA]) Feb 12, 2019 8:55 PM
Tile (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 12, 2019 8:58 PM
Tile (by LindaJ [NY]) Feb 13, 2019 5:08 AM
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Feb 13, 2019 5:24 AM
Tile (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 13, 2019 6:32 AM
Tile (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 13, 2019 6:33 AM
Tile (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Feb 13, 2019 8:09 AM
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Feb 13, 2019 10:23 AM
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 2:30 PM
Has anyone every just put porcelain or ceramic tile 12x12 squares in a small bedroom 9x11 just laid them side by side without sticking them down or grouting. Just side by side. Cut to fit tight from wall to wall? Just thinking --99.203.xx.xx
Tile (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 2:35 PM
Not ceramic it has ragged edges. Porcelain is straight edge and so yes, you can do it, but you still have to do SOMETHING to prevent water between tiles. We used a bit of waterproof colored caulk put in with a finger (on a countertop, but same on floor.) --50.82.xxx.xx
Tile (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 2:36 PM
Wait wait wait. Just laid down no mastic no nothing??? --50.82.xxx.xx
Tile (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 3:52 PM
If you are beginning to use hard tiles for floor covering this is a good way to get an idea how it will look, but without backerboard and thunder they will quickly get cracked and you will have to sweep and throw away, get more and finish the job.
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 4:49 PM
Its a cheap place. Very small bedroom. Just exploring alternatives. Suppose I'll just carpet with Menards cheapest. --99.203.xx.xx
Tile (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 5:13 PM
In a C rental why not paint the subfloor? If you want to throw in an upgrade, buy an area rug at an estate sale. Tile will be time consuming and not cheap, done properly.
Is carpet acceptable in your mkt? Not in mine anymore, tolerated, but not preferred. --24.194.xx.xx
Tile (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 5:21 PM
Your tile will crack and break and become sharp shards.
Peel and stick tiles would work better than what you propose.
Painting underpayment, sheet vinyl, Allure grip strip are also possible options. --70.16.xxx.xxx
Tile (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:03 PM
In C properties why not paint the floor. If floor is pieced together think of paper bag floors. Check these out on pinterest. --23.121.xx.xxx
Tile (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:06 PM
Just do peel-and-stick if you want to do cheap and easy. The thin stickytiles(60-cent closeouts) will last about five years before they need to be redone. The thicker stickytiles ($1.10/sf) will have a much more durable life. If you're in $1.10/sf territory, you might consider paying an extra 60 cents/sf for a basic Allure pattern, if it doesn't clash with the rest of your flooring. Otherwise, a carpet remnant would be fine.
Tile (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:55 PM
Ceramic tiles are not good for floors. Porcelain tiles are good for floors.
Loose porcelain tiles over concrete slab or plywood will crack and break in no time. they must be cemented and grouted. --99.59.x.xxx
Tile (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 8:58 PM
I had a tenant who was the x-boyfriend of a City Administrator. I couldn't evict him even through his dog was locked in this single room apartment and would soil the carpet. I was forced to lay down tile through out the unit. Bathroom, closet, kitchen and main room. I had to a fix the tile to the concrete floor and have sealed grout. --47.156.xx.xx
Tile (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 5:08 AM
If you do a rug, get a piece and cut to size in the room. No padding, no tack strips. Maybe staple in a few places along the edge. Short pile. Then when it becomes too bad too clean, just pull it up and get another one. Around here you can get remnant for under $100, or box store off the rack.
If you want easy hard floor, the self stick tiles. Get the square edge, not the beveled edge you can grout. If you don't grout it, it gets lots of gunk in those groove. Install them running bond or offset, (the seams between tiles are offset on each row) you don't get 4 corners in one one spot. The tiles are available in 12 inch or 18 inch, they are pretty sturdy for the thicker ones, but the thinner ones will work too. Peel and stick is very easy to install. Save some extras for replacement. (under bed legs!) Pretty easy to replace one or two.
Paint the floor, you can do it one color or put a checkerboard design with slightly different shades or border or stencil.
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 5:24 AM
Linda. That's what I've been doing. Cheap carpet stapled to floor. Burn it after a few years get new. In one room i bought more expensive quality carpet, didnt matter still had to remove and dispose of. Its a mobile home and it does nit take abuse very well or hard living. I put in new sub floor a five years ago and allure in main living room and kitchen. Even then they managed to melt the finish in a few placrs. Which we cut and replaced an entire strip successfully. This little 9x11 bedroom i though of trying sonething different... just thinking. Thanks for all the suggestions. --99.203.xx.xx
Tile (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 6:32 AM
I've put used brick down loose on a floor for a temporary fix. It looked fine, but clattered when walked on. I suspect that you'd get that clatter with tiles, except that the tiles, being thin and brittle, would break.
There is also the issue of tenants walking off with anything they can pry loose. Your tiles might end up in their buddy's house. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Tile (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 6:33 AM
And when your tiles disappeared, they'd swear it was like that when they moved in. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Tile (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 8:09 AM
Plenty, my husband and I recently laid a floating sheet vinyl floor in a large garden shed we turned into an artist studio. Floor is held in place by molding. It was surprisingly easy and looks good. Much faster and easier than laying Allure. Use a transition strip at the doorway. --98.146.xxx.xxx
Tile (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2019 10:23 AM
Love floating vinyl floors. No glue. Easy. The sub floor screws seem to randomly raise a bit over time. The one bedroom they are worst than other. So i was thinking of alternative flooring as the screws would stick up. Suppose that would also break tile if not set in mortor. Painting is same. Suppose I'll just stay on the carpet merry go round! --99.203.xx.xx