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08:06AM | 08/02/06
Member Since: 08/01/06
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I am having hard wood floors installed all thru my house. I feel like it is too much the same- can I have a tile medallion with wood surrounding it in my foyer entry-way? Has anyone ever seen this done before?


07:46AM | 08/03/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
yes this can be completed by a flooring professional successfully.


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07:27PM | 08/03/06
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
It depends on the suitability of the subfloor and on the thickness of the medallion in relation to the wood flooring.

If you have particle board as a subfloor then no you cannot install a tile medallion. It has to be OSB or plywood with an underlayment rating, CDX is not and has only a sheathing rating. It must be a minimum of 5/8" with joists spaced at 16" on center.

You will need a sheet of 1/4" cement board as underlayment so check to make sure the board and the medallion combined are not thicker than the wood flooring.


11:13AM | 08/04/06
Member Since: 08/03/06
3 lifetime posts
You can have a solid marble or mosaic medallion installed in hard wood flooring very easily. There are lots of different types to choose from. The best fitting are medallions with a thin alumium backing this allows for a level,and soild installation. There are many to view on below site. HH

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