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Old 06-27-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Anyone ever put down a Marble floor? I have 200sqft and looks like we are going to go with 12" tiles. Real Marble-
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Any tips? Pros cons?

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Old 06-27-2009, 03:02 AM   #2
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Natural stone on a floor is a little tricky. You have to be careful that the sub structure is stiff enough because any deflection is going to crack the stone, especially in 12" tiles. I recommend going to Ceramic Tile, John Bridge Tile, Marble and Stone and using their deflectometer tool.

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I put 1/2" hardibacker down on top of the 1/2" plywood. The floor feels pretty damn stiff. Thanks I will check that site out

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Ok nevermind- Marble is apparently not good for high traffic areas. I thought it was much harder than it was.

Back to porcelain tiles! Its cool I wanted to do 18" tiles anyway

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It has a lot to do with the type of joists, size, spacing and span. Their tool is very handy.

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It has a lot to do with the type of joists, size, spacing and span. Their tool is very handy.
My problem is 3 dogs and 3 kids. So I need to actually put in admantium flooring.
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Mike -- how's the marble project going ... my wife and I laid 4000sf of 18" marble (actually travertine) in our new home. As for the durability -- check out the Colliseum

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Look at Ditra mat. I have heard very good things about it. I used it in my bathroom under slate tile. Seems a lot of pros are using it now.

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Old 09-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #9
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I prefer wood floor.

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