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Dinosaurus

05:23AM | 06/22/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
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My current kitchen floor has indoor outdoor carpet on it. I want to remove this carpet but am unsure what to put down. The kitchen is a cold kitchen and I want to put something down that will enhance warmth.

What is the most effective type of flooring that I should put down. Will tile crack if cold?

Beneath the kitchen is the basement where it is just block. To maintain warmth in the kitchen should I lay a rug down in the basement area also? This is the room where the heating unit is.

Thanks You

Tileguybob

08:34PM | 06/22/06
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Ceramic tile will not crack from the cold alone. It would need prolonged exposure to moisture first so that it gets absorbed into the body of the tile and then hit with alternating freezing and thawing temps. A porcelain tile will not absorb moisture to the degree required to cause it to crack.

The second reason tile of any kind crack is that the subfloor under them is not adequate to properly support a rigid floor system like tile. If the subfloor bends enough under added weight the tile wont bend so they come loose or crack.

Adding insulation up under the floor will help with warming the floor. There are electric mats that can be installed under the tile that will warm the tiles to about 80 degrees. Take a look at www.warmfloor.com to see an example of one type. There are others out there also.
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