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Do I need to seal a concrete floor ?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by 10051550, 6 Dec 2011.

  1. 10051550

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    Right, after much bashing all my old quarry tiles are up including the adhesive and the kitchen floor has only minor imperfections

    Question is do I need to seal the floor before laying porcelain tiles with Keraflex Maxi ?
     
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    Sorry never heard of keraflex maxi !! sounds like a flexible tile adhesive (which you definately do not need on a solid subfloor) A standard adhsive is required.
    I gather your subfloor is solid ?
    The type of adhesive required is always dependant on the subfloor, tell us that and you might get the right info...
     
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    The Kitchen floor is concrete, I've removed quarry tiles that have been down about 20 years ..
     
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    So long as the floor is level you should be fine to tile straight on top. The advice these days is to put a DPM (damp proof membrane) down to stop excessie moisture getting to the floor but it's expensive and your adhesive might not stick to it so you might need a screed aswell.

    If your old tiles were down twenty years your new ones should be fine.
     
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    thanks for that :D
     
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