08:11AM | 09/20/03
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We want to lay 12' X 12" ceramic tile on ground floor of 50 yr old home, which has full basement, steel bar reinforced cinderblock foundation. Joists are 1 7/8" by 7 1/4 " laid 16" apart, length of span 13 ft. Subflooring in livingroom and hallway is solid oak, 3'4", in kitchen and bath, plywood 3/4". We've been told the total weight, including grout is about 1500 lbs. Will this weight, although distributed over the floor surface, cause stress problems to the structure of the house or will it be safe to lay down this weight? Thanks for any help you can give quickly. The delivery truck is leaving Monday morning, Sept 22/03 and if it is going to pose a threat to the structure of our home, we'll cancel the order.


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