Laying carpet on tiles

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by DIYhack, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. DIYhack

    DIYhack New Member

    So we have a tiled floor - what I'd call somewhat textured tiles (stone?) with height enough to cause dipping where grouted. We really can't afford to screed the floor or remove the tiles. We need to carpet the floor (4.10x3.25) - any wisdom on making the surface fit for carpeting would be happily received.
    Right now the best idea is re-grouting to fill out the main uneveness.
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Got a photo of these tiles, trying visualise the height of texture, might be able to skim them with leveling compound to fill the dips.
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Unless really heavily textured with significant dips, would have though a good quality underlay will look after this issue

    Are you having carpet professionally supplied and fitted ? If so, ask their advice

    Cloud 9 is good quality underlay and available in various thicknesses, we’ve used 11mm at home on some moderately uneven floorboards with good results

    Otherwise use flooring ply (around 3.5-4mm thick) over tiles and tape joins. Buy as 8x4 sheets for best price, if you have a local timber yard they will deliver as well if needed

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