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SuperTwo

10:30AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/16/03
9 lifetime posts
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I have just build a porch on the front of my house, extending the full length of the house from what used to be just a concrete pad outside the front door.

Now I'd like to cover the porch in tile.

The contractor built the floor of the porch level, since it's under roof. The old concrete, though, slopes a bit away from the house.

How do I match the tile with the wood floor?

carpetman

08:52PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
please post more information,how do the floors meet ,which is higher and by how much

SuperTwo

03:44AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 01/16/03
9 lifetime posts
The 5/4 deck flooring buts up against the concrete stoop.

At the house, the decking is about 3/8-inch higher than the concrete. At the ****hest point away from the house -- 6 feet -- the wood is 1-inch higher than the concrete.

I want to cover the concrete with tile for two reasons: for the decorative appearance, and to eliminate some of the difference in elevation between the two surfaces so people aren't tripping over it.

Another question ... the concrete surface is spalling a bit. Do I need to first cover it with something other than whatever I use to set the tile in?

carpetman

07:00PM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
let me see if i have this right,you have a new room with old concrete as your floor,this new room connects to your living room? which has an existing hardwood floor,and you want to put ceramic tile in the new room which is 3/8" lower. if thats the situation it will be level.the ceramic tile is 1/4 thick and when you are done the thin set will be 1/8" thick( a 1/4 square notch trowel will leave a bed of mortar 1/8 thick when its pressed down)use a wire brush to clean up the old concrete.i hope this helps,good luck

SuperTwo

05:54AM | 03/21/03
Member Since: 01/16/03
9 lifetime posts
No, this isn't a new room, but a outside porch on the front of the house.

What was there before was a 6-by-7 foot concrete pad outside the front door, with no protection overhead.

We chose to extend a porch from the concrete, 16 feet across the front of the house. We now have a under-roof porch that is 23 feet long and 6 feet wide.

My dilemma is how to match up the level of the concrete surface with the level of the wood decking on the new structure. There is a 3/8-inch difference at the house, sloping to a 1-inch difference at the point ****hest from the house, which is 6-feet-out.

carpetman

11:57AM | 03/21/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
you need a self leveling mortar available at home depot,you mix it up very thin(like water) it well self level,and firm up in about 2 hrs.you can tile over in 24/48 hrs good luck
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