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Can you put bamboo flooring over ceramic tile?

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I am thinking of putting a new bamboo floor down but currently have ceramic tile on the lower level of my house. Do I have to take up the tile or can I lay wooden flooring over the ceramic?

Yes in theroy but no

It is possible but not recommended

you might spend as much time on prep as you would on demo

the floor will be too high

that will cause you to cut your interior doors

all transition’s will be trip areas a transition is one floor area to another

It will look bad

A home improvement should be just that an improvement.

Don’t cut corners you are going to have to live with it.

5 Responses to “Can you put bamboo flooring over ceramic tile?”

  1. pq glen Says:

    Yes in theroy but no

    It is possible but not recommended

    you might spend as much time on prep as you would on demo

    the floor will be too high

    that will cause you to cut your interior doors

    all transition’s will be trip areas a transition is one floor area to another

    It will look bad

    A home improvement should be just that an improvement.

    Don’t cut corners you are going to have to live with it.
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  2. Dan H Says:

    You need a smooth surface with no more that 1/16" to 1/8" variance. Eventually, the grooves in the ceramic floor will show on the bamboo – or any other laminate type flooring – surface.

    You don’t necessarily have to remove the tile, you could pour self-leveling concrete over the tile, then lay the bamboo over that. However, that does raise the floor significantly, causing other problems.
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  3. Gordan Says:

    You can glue the bamboo right down to the tile, as long as the moisture levels and up and the tiles are securely fastened and don’t have high lipped edges. Just emboss the grout joints and glue away.
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    http://www.ciciliotandson.com/

  4. Schake Says:

    yes you can ,no you shouldnt. take up the tile and scrape the floor hope it comes up easy for you.
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  5. Cliff C Says:

    not recommended,take the time to remove tile,you will be glad you did
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