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comment How can I tile over a floor where hardwood is attached directly to joists?
See listing sheet (no contacts; don't want the tenants harassed.) [link] bit.ly/LSmfgC [/link] They leave mid-July. Carpeting is gone. No hallway pic; it's ~4x12 hallway. I don't know about the floor thickness or have exact measurement on the slope, and will not have full workshop there, just hand tools. I live in TN, property is in Boston. Awkward. I won't know what to do 'til I get there, but want to think it through now. I might do as you suggest: rim the area with a different wood. Dunno. Tile would be my preference for this entry hallway, but nobody here seems to think that works.
Jun
11
comment How can I tile over a floor where hardwood is attached directly to joists?
No, not set on 'tile', but if I can't match the wood, tile seems the only option. (Well, except carpet, which would be odd in a place that's otherwise 100% hardwood except kitchen and baths). If I take up the hardwood, I expect to lose at least 25% to breakage. There is a small closet, but probably not enough to supply what I lose. One thought: a tile perimeter, with inset of the original hardwood. Still have the 'tile' issue, I suppose, even though they would be at the walls, where the deflection would be minimal. Thanks for the opinions. More welcome, obviously.
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