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Can a wood floor be installed directly over an old ceramic tile floor? The existing floor is bonded to a wood subfloor.



Dear Gary

I should say not. There are few adhesives that will stick well to ceramic tile, and the ceramic grout may crack in the future making an in accessible problem with the wood floor. Best to remove the ceramic, make sure you have a suitable wood subfloor (read the article about strip and plank available in the search box at the top of this web page) and nail down a strip floor instead.

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