How Do You Lay Ceramic Tiles On A Parquet Floor?
Installing ceramic tile on top of parquet floors is not the ideal choice. Wood flooring will naturally expand and contract with moisture, causing the grout in the tile to crack. Installing ceramic tile on top of parquet is not recommended. However, removing parquet is a difficult task. If your parquet is in good shape and solidly adhered to the existing sub-floor, you might end up with decent results. Carefully examine the floor for loose sections. Make sure that all parquet is solidly glued to the sub-floor. Re-glue any pieces that are peeling or shifting with a good quality wood flooring glue. Check for any water damage. Water-damaged areas may have expanded and may create an uneven surface. Sand these areas so they are level with the rest of the floor. Install a waterproofing membrane over the top of the parquet using thin set mortar. Make sure that the membrane is smooth and free of any lumps or bubbles. Find the center of the room. Measure to the center of two opposing walls and s