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  1. jackg

    jackg Member of Tilers Forums

    I need advice on the type of tile to use in an extension and to go into an existing hall.
    The extension consists of a kitchen, porch, lobby, utility and shower room and is scree onto concrete. All radiators no UFH.
    The existing hall is floating chipboard onto celotex onto concrete.
    total area is 42sqm, of which the shower is 3sqm.
    The questions are, which tile type, ceramic or limestone? (which needs sealing), particularly for the shower room floor.

    And the best way to tile onto the existing hall, is it to replace the chipboard with 1/2" ply or OSB and then 6mm backerboard and then to tile?

    Thanks for any advice
  2. The Tiler

    The Tiler Active Member

    the tile choice has to be yours, but a ceramic / porcelain would be less maintenance the a stone tile depending on amount of foot traffic.
    as for the floating floor, I'd have it out and either screed, wooden joists and board or glue insulation board down to the sub floor which would be a screed or beam and block.
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