04:37AM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 09/21/04
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OK - we've finally ripped up the terrible 15 year old carpet. While the concrete has a nice avant garde edgy look to it, we'd prefer a finished floor.

Any recommendations on Mexican-style tilling? The original hand-made clay tiles are probably too brittle. Cost is a factor.

Any particulars on cutting for molding or around corners with molding?

How do we handle tile edges against carpet?

The house is all angles, any caveats on laying tile in a non-square home?


05:25PM | 09/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Lotta questions there Flory

To lay out in a non square room, either take off from one good wall, or make center lines to lay out from by maesuring at each wall and dividing in half, then running a chaulk line from midpoint of opposite walls.

Mexiacn Terra coto tile is soft. Espercially for floors. But it is cheap sometimes and can be sealed to help.

For barder to carpet, sometimes a wood strip is placed, PL Premium construction adhesive will practicallyweld any two construction materials together so it can seat the strips.

Excellence is its own reward!


11:54AM | 09/28/04
Member Since: 09/21/04
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Thanks - after much research and discussion we've decided to go for laminate wood (!). We can install it easily and quickly and it appears to be a much more popular flooring option (considering resale in the future).

Thanks again!


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