Tiling Small Space by Patio Door
Date: 3/17/2009 5:06 pm EDT
I put in a dri-core subfloor on top of the concrete in our walk-out basement. I would like to put in a small tile rectangle entryway in front of the patio door using avaire tile (about 9 feet wide by 3 feet deep). The dri-core raised the floor about an inch, and if I put the avaire tile on top, the ending floor height would be higher than the bottom of the door than what I would like. I plan to cut out part of the dri-core for the entryway. If i just put the avaire tile on the concrete, there would be a fairly big height difference between the avaire tile and the finished carpet on top of the dri-core. So, my two questions are:
1) can you recommend some type of underlayment that I can put on top of the concrete so I can raise the avaire tile up a little?
2) if the avaire tile is level with the carpet, will the 9'x3' grid stay in place? Should I try to keep part of the tile lower than the dricore to help hold it in place (like it would be if it were next to a wall)?
Hope this makes sense. Thanks.
Author: Rick Grahn
Date: 4/28/2009 7:08 am EDT
This is close to the same issue I have. I am using avaire tile directly over concrete at the entry area (74" X ~48" in our walk out basement. My concern is the movement of the avaire floor. It will be bordered by door sill on one side, a wall on another, but the other two sides will be against carpet.
What can I do to keep the avaire tile from "creeping" into the carpet area...how do I keep it from moving around? I was thinking of using a silicone construction adhesive on the floor side (underneath) edge of the tiles bordering the carpet...would that work?
Date: 4/28/2009 9:46 am EDT
Perfect! it's exactly what I use on areas like that. It only takes a very small amount to keep it in place,A small "dot" under a few tile should be plenty. I've never had an area that size move but on smaller entries I do it just to make sure.
Author: Rick Grahn
Date: 4/28/2009 9:30 am EDT
Thank you very much.
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