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Half Tile & Half floating floor?

Can a glued Pergo floor (10 years old) be cut down the middle, half ripped and out and then put down tile? I will getting a new kitchen island with a different configuration leaving large gaps since the floor was put in after the island. They no longer make that glued type of flooring and color. Or do I have to rip the whole thing out? Does anyone know what comes first?, the island or the floor? If I can't afford a new floor now but maybe next year, what should I do? Thank you for your time.::confused:

Re: Half Tile & Half floating floor?

Welcome Malibu,

If you have wood framing -

The first thing you should do is check to see if your floor will support tile at all. Measure the floor joist size (h & w) and the unsupported span. Then head on over to the John Bridge Tile Forum and use their deflecto-lator to determine if the floor joists are adequate for tile. Then measure the thickness and determine the type of subflooring (plywood usually) Start a thread at the JB forum.

If you have a concrete slab -

Be concerned about height issues. How thick is the old wood flooring. Tile + thinset usually comes in right close to 1/2" or a little less. You'll also need an expansion joint around the tile perimeter to the wood and any fixed objects.

A. Spruce
Re: Half Tile & Half floating floor?

Yes, you can remove half the floor and install tile, you'll simply install a T molding over the gap left between the two. As to whether to tile or cabinet first, this is a highly debated topic that is a personal preference, it can be done either way and there are advantages and disadvantages to both methods.

Re: Half Tile & Half floating floor?

Thank you for taking the time to help me with my question. :)Greatly appreciated!

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