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What would you do? Tiled floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by AndyJ88, 21 Feb 2021.

  1. AndyJ88

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    Hi all,

    We have taking up an old engineered wood floor that was damaged and uncovered an old tiled floor (see pictures).

    What would you do in this situation? Would you take up the tiled floor or leave it?

    We haven't decided whether to go carpet or wood again (it's a study) however my main concern is how the room joins to the hallway.

    Hopefully you can see from the photos there is a small rise in floor level into the study, the previous engineered wood flooring left a large step up and didnt really join into the hallway.

    Any thoughts?

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  3. JobAndKnock

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    I'd be tempted to leave it. Take that up and it will be a lot of hard work, messy and require levelling before you do anything
     
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    Thanks. If I leave it though how can I make sure the rooms join nicely? How will a room divider work with 2 different levels?
     
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    If you do remove, be careful with old tiles like these as they may contain asbestos. I'd leave them.
     
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    That makes sense but then how to I transition 2 rooms where 1 floor is going to end up 4-5cm higher?
     
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    Threshold with taper? Either that and bite the bullet for the rip out
     
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    I’d go for a 22mm solid oak ramp trim. Stick it to the wood and leave a gap to tuck the carpet under with a blank gripper rod.
     
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    Thanks to both of you
     
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    I left ours down, there's black bitumen underneath, the whole lot acts as a damp proof course.

    I laid QuickStep laminate over the top in our living room.

    If the tiles are well bonded it will be a lot of work to remove and make good, plus the asbestos aspect (dust).

    https://www.acmremoval.co.uk/services/marley-tile-removal
     
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    those types of tile arent very thick, only a few mm, and the bitumen that holds them is pretty much nothing.

    taking them up is laborious and will leave you with an uneven mess, and sap lots of your time.

    by removing them you will be making a lot of work for yourself and gaining nothing.

    as others have said install a tapered threshold would be the best option.
     
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    Thanks a lot! I’ll go with leaving them in place. Do we need to level off any chips in the tiles? They are in fairly good condition however there is a chunk out of 1 of them you might be able to see in the photo where I pulled an old nail out.
     
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    I filled the dents but to be honest it depends what you're laying on top.

    Probably wasted my time with the laminate going on top..
     
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    I have them in my lounge, there has been various mods done to the house over the years and there is a fair amount of chipping.

    With the underlay and carpet you won't notice, same with laminate
     
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