Can I install a wood floor over ceramic tile-for Modern Women

Can I install a wood floor over ceramic tile-for Modern Women

Can I install a wood floor over ceramic tile?

I want to install a wood floor and a carpet over ceramic tile without breaking it. Is it possible? If so, please tell me how to do it in detail. I am not goin to do it myself. I just want to know if it is possible and how to do it.

Thank you for your time.

I have heard that it is possible, of course, you have to determine whether the tile is smooth enough to do this.

Installing Engineered Hardwood Floors Over Existing Floor Coverings

When installing hardwood floors over an existing floor covering, the rule of thumb is that the new hardwood floors installation is only as good as the bond between the existing sub floor and the existing flooring material. Installing hardwood floors over an existing floor that is not bonded correctly to the sub floor will result in the deficiencies transferring to the new hardwood floor.

Engineered hardwood floors, as well as certain solid hardwood floors can be glued directly down to concrete. Always follow manufacturers recommended guidelines for acceptable methods of installation. Certain steps must be followed prior to the installation, in order to ensure an acceptable surface for adhesion, if the concrete slab is sealed, painted or has any other surface treatment. These types of floor finishes must be removed, with the use of a sander, prior to installation, as failure to prepare the concrete sub floor will result in a weak bond between the sub floor and new hardwood floor.

Engineered hardwood floors can be installed over the following existing flooring materials: (always refer to manufacturers guidelines, as certain manufacturers will not warrant their floors when installed over certain existing flooring materials.)

Ceramic, Marble, Slate, Terrazzo, Vinyl

When gluing a hardwood floor to one of the above existing flooring materials, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines. All grout joints exceeding 3/16鈥?must be filled with a leveling compound that contains a latex additive and that is recommended for such use, which is available from most hardware stores. The surface must be abraded in order to create a suitable surface for bond adhesion. Loose tiles must be re-attached to the sub floor and any holes must be filled in. Remember to remove all sealers and surface treatments, and always check for adequate adhesive bonding by testing a piece or two.

Existing Engineered Wood Flooring

New hardwood floors can be installed over existing engineered hardwood floors using the following methods of installation: Staple, Nail or Glue-Down. Existing engineered wood flooring must be well bonded to the sub floor. Re-attach any loose boards and replace warped boards. When gluing over existing wood flooring of any thickness, the finishing materials must be abraded or removed to ensure an adequate adhesive bond. Sweep and clean the floor well, but don't use water. Do not install the new floor to the old floor in the same direction. Install at a right angle or on a diagonal. If the preferred direction is in the same direction as the old floor, overlay the old floor with 3/8 to 1/2 plywood.

When flooring is to be nailed or stapled to the existing engineered wood floor, the existing engineered wood floor must be a minimum of 3/8? thick and must be installed over an approved wood or wood composite underpayment that has been properly fastened. When installing over existing engineered flooring that is glued to concrete, the minimum thickness of the flooring must be 1/2? to allow for the length of the fastener.

Remember to always consult the manufacturers recommended guidelines, as failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in the voidance of the manufacturer鈥檚 warranty.

Only a scam artist or someone that does not know any better would attempt what you purpose. If you are going to change to a wood floor, or any other kind of floor, you must remove the tile and the underlayment that the tile is attached to. Once the sub-floor is exposed, clean of loose material, and has no nail heads sticking up can you proceed with any chance of having no serious problems with a new floor.

Once you reach this point you need to be sure to follow the directions of the flooring manufacturer for the flooring you will be installing.

If you try to cut corners to save time, work, or money you will very likely end up having it redone later at an even greater cost. You can take advice from those that have been there and have the experience to give you good advice or you can follow the advice of someone that either does not know what they are talking about or have little or no experience. Your choice.

Best of Luck!

laminates or other no-nail flooring may go over ceramic but real hardwood flooring won't without adding a proper subfloor to nail to. Also since tile floors are not perfectly level (all those grout lines) there's going to be a lot of prep work to create a smooth surface for the laminates.

carpet will go over most anything. might be wise to glue it down though since putting in those 'tackless' strips is going to damage the tile. And as with laminates, you need to vreate a smooth surface for the carpet unles syou want the grout lines showing through.

Personally I woudl not even want to try it or let anyone do that in my home. It woudl probably be a real disaster and even if they mad eit look good I;d seriously worry about how long it would last.

You'll have to cover the tile with some kind of plywood decking sub-floor for the new wood floor to attach to. (It has to be nailed to something to stay down.) This is going to raise the level of your floor to where your doors won't open unless you take down the doors and trim them off.

So to answer your question, yes, it can be done, but it is not the best way to do it. But I know removing floor tile is a messy, back-breaking job.

Have you thought about just covering the tile with beautiful rugs?

dont do cork ,or bamboo ,cork is to soft bamboo has no character. if you are doing either an engineered wood or solid i would not advise putting it over tile inless the floor is perfectly level. also with carpet when installing that over tile you will crack the ceramic tile putting down the tack strips.

the berst advice is to follow that link that the lady provided

Yes, you can install wood floor over tile if it is in good shape. Have the installer evaluate it first. Carpet, I guess you could as well.

However, your floor will be elevated the thickness of the tile. Tile is a pain to remove and out dated. It's hard to choose a tile style that won't look out of date in 5-10 years.

Many designers have gone to bamboo and cork floors.

Can I install a wood floor over ceramic tile?

I want to install a wood floor and a carpet over ceramic tile without breaking it. Is it possible? If so, please tell me how to do it in detail. I am not goin to do it myself. I just want to know if it is possible and how to do it.

Thank you for your time.

I have heard that it is possible, of course, you have to determine whether the tile is smooth enough to do this.

Installing Engineered Hardwood Floors Over Existing Floor Coverings

When installing hardwood floors over an existing floor covering, the rule of thumb is that the new hardwood floors installation is only as good as the bond between the existing sub floor and the existing flooring material. Installing hardwood floors over an existing floor that is not bonded correctly to the sub floor will result in the deficiencies transferring to the new hardwood floor.

Engineered hardwood floors, as well as certain solid hardwood floors can be glued directly down to concrete. Always follow manufacturers recommended guidelines for acceptable methods of installation. Certain steps must be followed prior to the installation, in order to ensure an acceptable surface for adhesion, if the concrete slab is sealed, painted or has any other surface treatment. These types of floor finishes must be removed, with the use of a sander, prior to installation, as failure to prepare the concrete sub floor will result in a weak bond between the sub floor and new hardwood floor.

Engineered hardwood floors can be installed over the following existing flooring materials: (always refer to manufacturers guidelines, as certain manufacturers will not warrant their floors when installed over certain existing flooring materials.)

Ceramic, Marble, Slate, Terrazzo, Vinyl

When gluing a hardwood floor to one of the above existing flooring materials, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines. All grout joints exceeding 3/16鈥?must be filled with a leveling compound that contains a latex additive and that is recommended for such use, which is available from most hardware stores. The surface must be abraded in order to create a suitable surface for bond adhesion. Loose tiles must be re-attached to the sub floor and any holes must be filled in. Remember to remove all sealers and surface treatments, and always check for adequate adhesive bonding by testing a piece or two.

Existing Engineered Wood Flooring

New hardwood floors can be installed over existing engineered hardwood floors using the following methods of installation: Staple, Nail or Glue-Down. Existing engineered wood flooring must be well bonded to the sub floor. Re-attach any loose boards and replace warped boards. When gluing over existing wood flooring of any thickness, the finishing materials must be abraded or removed to ensure an adequate adhesive bond. Sweep and clean the floor well, but don't use water. Do not install the new floor to the old floor in the same direction. Install at a right angle or on a diagonal. If the preferred direction is in the same direction as the old floor, overlay the old floor with 3/8 to 1/2 plywood.

When flooring is to be nailed or stapled to the existing engineered wood floor, the existing engineered wood floor must be a minimum of 3/8? thick and must be installed over an approved wood or wood composite underpayment that has been properly fastened. When installing over existing engineered flooring that is glued to concrete, the minimum thickness of the flooring must be 1/2? to allow for the length of the fastener.

Remember to always consult the manufacturers recommended guidelines, as failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in the voidance of the manufacturer鈥檚 warranty.

Only a scam artist or someone that does not know any better would attempt what you purpose. If you are going to change to a wood floor, or any other kind of floor, you must remove the tile and the underlayment that the tile is attached to. Once the sub-floor is exposed, clean of loose material, and has no nail heads sticking up can you proceed with any chance of having no serious problems with a new floor.

Once you reach this point you need to be sure to follow the directions of the flooring manufacturer for the flooring you will be installing.

If you try to cut corners to save time, work, or money you will very likely end up having it redone later at an even greater cost. You can take advice from those that have been there and have the experience to give you good advice or you can follow the advice of someone that either does not know what they are talking about or have little or no experience. Your choice.

Best of Luck!

laminates or other no-nail flooring may go over ceramic but real hardwood flooring won't without adding a proper subfloor to nail to. Also since tile floors are not perfectly level (all those grout lines) there's going to be a lot of prep work to create a smooth surface for the laminates.

carpet will go over most anything. might be wise to glue it down though since putting in those 'tackless' strips is going to damage the tile. And as with laminates, you need to vreate a smooth surface for the carpet unles syou want the grout lines showing through.

Personally I woudl not even want to try it or let anyone do that in my home. It woudl probably be a real disaster and even if they mad eit look good I;d seriously worry about how long it would last.

You'll have to cover the tile with some kind of plywood decking sub-floor for the new wood floor to attach to. (It has to be nailed to something to stay down.) This is going to raise the level of your floor to where your doors won't open unless you take down the doors and trim them off.

So to answer your question, yes, it can be done, but it is not the best way to do it. But I know removing floor tile is a messy, back-breaking job.

Have you thought about just covering the tile with beautiful rugs?

dont do cork ,or bamboo ,cork is to soft bamboo has no character. if you are doing either an engineered wood or solid i would not advise putting it over tile inless the floor is perfectly level. also with carpet when installing that over tile you will crack the ceramic tile putting down the tack strips.

the berst advice is to follow that link that the lady provided

Yes, you can install wood floor over tile if it is in good shape. Have the installer evaluate it first. Carpet, I guess you could as well.

However, your floor will be elevated the thickness of the tile. Tile is a pain to remove and out dated. It's hard to choose a tile style that won't look out of date in 5-10 years.

Many designers have gone to bamboo and cork floors.


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