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mr_me

03:57PM | 08/07/05
Member Since: 12/23/02
32 lifetime posts
hi, i currently have oak floors going down my hallway..i want to change it to tile....my questio is, can i tile over the hardwood or do i have to rip the hardwood out??any help would be appreciated..thanks

Tileguybob

05:54PM | 08/07/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Hardwood planks are considered dimensional lumber and as such they offer too much instability under the tile, in other words they move a lot and a sub floor that moves a lot, due to seasonal weather, will kill a tile floor.

Rip it out and replace with BC grade ply. What kind of subflooring is under the hardwood, what is the size and spacing of the floor joists and their unsupported span? All this needs to be checked out to see if the subfloor is stable enough to support tile .


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