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Can you put ceramic tile/ slate on a mobile home floor?

Can you put ceramic tile/ slate on a mobile home floor?

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Ceramic tile should be laid on a sub-floor that has very little deflection, or spring in it. Personally I wouldn't lay down cement board as then you have to use a cement tile setting compound, which doesn't flex if your floor does, which leads to cracks and tiles lifting. If you first install, with construction adhesive and screws every 4, 3/4 inch G1S plywood, then you would be able to use a polymer modified thin-set, which flexes if your floor does. (The floor would definitely flex and move if say for example, you moved the home to another location, or the supporting piers at each end settled.) Lastly, use a polymer modified floor grout, as it will flex if necessary also. Caulk where necessary at edges if no baseboard or where one plane meets another plane. Good luck with it, and don't forget to clean any excess mortar off the surface of the tiles as you go, before it dries .it will make your final clean up a lot easier.Dr. Harvey Glimebinder
Tile in a mobil home is almost always going to fail. You need to put in 3/4 plywood sub floor and then backer-board and you may still fail. Remember you are adding about 12 to 15 pounds per sq ft weight. It's like parking a small car in your living room. You must be able to take all the bounce out of the floor. Bounce equals broken tile. No reputable tile company will install tile in a mobile home. There are other great flooring options that will work in your home. Fiberglass vinyl, Laminates, solid vinyl tiles. hardwood. Lots of better floors.
You would probably need a thick underlayment installed first. If the floor flexes at all, the tiles and the grout will crack. Most mobile homes do not have really ridgid flooring used.
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