Economication. That’s the name of the game.

So, ply is hard to find in France and relatively expensive. Chip board also. So in the first floor kitchen we put down a sub tile floor using our leftover stash of tongue and groove remnants; to be covered by waterproofing, grout and the brick paviour tiles.



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Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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6 Responses to Economication. That’s the name of the game.

  1. Are the tiles too horrible to live with? If they are solid can you tile over them ? Might electric underfloor heating be worth considering if so?


  2. Osyth says:

    Good solution …. we have yet to uncover the reality of what lies beneath the horrible tiles downstairs. I suspect, given the mad m’sieurs tendencies, that he has poured concrete at some point. Once we know what we are dealing with we can make some decisions and you know I will be reaching out at that point … at least I hope you do!

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  3. francetaste says:

    I’ve no idea what they use for a sub floor. Concrete, I think, if it’s going to be tiled. In our house, the original tiles were simply laid atop a bed of sand.

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    • First floor kitchen/diner . Underneath is solid wood traditional joist floor. Most of new floor is wood (see earlier posts ) and this is just a small section of tile under sink and cooker – around 3 square yards. This is just a solid raft for those few tiles.
      If it were a solid ground floor, we would treat it differently of course

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  4. Lynda says:

    I imagine all that solid wood will not be leaching formaldehyde fumes into your air, and this is a better way to go?

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