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Can you put tiles on a wooden floor?
Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
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Beside this, can you tile on a wooden floor?
Tiling on wood Can you tile on wood? Yes, but because wooden floors naturally bend, bounce and expand, tiles can end up cracking under the pressure if installed incorrectly. Tiling on wood surfaces is all about ensuring there is enough rigidity in the wooden subfloor and selecting the correct flexible tile adhesive.
Secondly, how do you lay tile on top of floorboards? We don't recommend tiling directly onto floorboards due to excessive movement. Lay plywood or Hardie Backer Boards onto the floorboards first, using a bed of tile adhesive, to ensure a sound, flat surface which you can then tile onto.
In this manner, will tile mortar stick to wood?
In any case, to bond tile to wood, you must use a flexible thin-set mortar with a latex additive. Wood shrinks and swells with humidity and frosts, which can break the bond between ordinary tile and thin-set.
Can tile adhesive be used on wood?
Solution 2: Tile directly onto tongue and groove boards or sheets. It is possible to tile directly onto tongued and grooved wooden floors by using a highly polymer-modified adhesive, providing that the floor is rigid enough and the tongued and grooved joints provide effective support.