Tiling onto Wooden Floor, and the Step-by-Step You’ll Need to Know

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Tiling onto Wooden Floor, and the Step-by-Step You’ll Need to Know

Tiling onto wooden floor won’t be that difficult if you have known what to do. Hear the good news: you can do it by yourself! You will need to prep the floor with a kind of treatment first before making sure the wooden floor is ready for tiling.

What is that special treatment? In order to tiling into wooden floor, you need to add a layer first over the floorboard. The layer you can use can be either plywood or backer boards. The basic requirement is to have the layer strong and sturdy, so that the tiling can be better placed. By doing this, you can minimize any movement that comes from the wooden floorboards as well.

Cut the blabber talk, what is the procedure you need to do while tiling onto wooden floor? Here is the detail of how to prepare a wooden floor for tiling:

Make sure to secure any loosened floorboards

Securing your floorboards will make sure the surface you will work on to be even. By doing this, your tiles will attach better than when you don’t secure the loosened floorboards.

While working in this procedure, you need to be careful as you might find pipes and wires. Why so? If you find any cracks, it means you will need to do some screwing and/or nailing. Because of this, you need to be more careful while nailing or screwing the floor.


Choosing your overboard as layer

As said earlier, you can pick plywood or backerboard in order to provide underlayment for your tiles. While purchasing one, make sure to choose the material with a thickness at least 12 mm. You can find one in your local DIY stores.


Placing the overboard layer

As you get the overboard, now it is time to place it onto your wooden floor. To complete this step, you will need adhesives and screws. If you’re inexperienced, this step could be the most difficult, so consider getting some helps.


Prime the overboard

Before placing the tiles, the flat overboard has to be primed first. Place a layer of SBR primer, diluted. This process will ensure you a better experience while tiling—better tile adhesion, better flexibility, better waterproofing—all on the go with this process.


Lay your tiles

The final process is done by grouting the overboard plus some flexible adhesive. But why the grout has to be combined with the adhesive? The reason lies on the unpredictable nature of a floorboard. Hence to avoid cracking, you can anticipate it by adding adhesives onto your grout.

What do you think of these procedures? Seems EZ? If you think this tiling onto wooden floor procedure isn’t easy, probably it’s time to call some professional, but why don’t you try it first?

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