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Since the marble was installed over a wood sub-floor, which I assume was plywood, the creaking or squeaky sound is probably due to the plywood not being attached properly.

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Most Granite slabs are either 3/4″ (2cm) thick or 1.25″ (3cm) thick, and the standards are based on those thicknesses. The thinner the stone the less breaking strength the stone will have.

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First of all you need to determine what kind of tile to install? It needs to be slip resistant, and it needs to provide a relatively flat surface so no one trips. If you are in a freeze thaw area then the tile needs to be freeze thaw stable.

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Normally Squeaking floors is caused by the plywood sub-floor not being well attached to its base and when you walk on that portion of the floor it moves, which causes the squeak sound.

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Regardless of what type of tile you install over your garage, none of the installations will be waterproof unless you waterproof under the tile first.

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It is possible to embed 12×12 inch ceramic tiles into a freshly poured concrete slab, but there are a lot factors to consider. It is recommended to let the concrete cure for 28 days before adhering the tile to it.

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First of all if it was installed correctly you wouldn’t have a problem. To fully figure it out I would have to perform a forensic intrusive inspection, which probably isn’t practical for a small shower.

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