QUESTIONCeramic Tile for Sunrooms - My question relates to a sunroom application. I'm wondering if it's OK to consider porcelain tile flooring for our new sunroom addition, which will be built over an existing concrete patio, but I believe without a concrete slab floor. I think we'd be having the floor installed over plywood.
We have tons of carpeting in the house and and tired of it; would love the look and feel of procelain tile in this scenario. Also considering electrically heated tile...is this a concern under these circumstances? Thank you!
ANSWERANSWER - Ceramic tile is perfect for sunrooms so you can benefit from the energy saving passive solar effect (Winter time allows sun to shine on the floor and absorb heat, then it is released at night. Summer time limits sun exposure so coolness absorbed at night can be released during the day).
It would be better if you were installing over a concrete substrate for more stability and more passive solar benefits, but a properly constructed wood subfloor will work too if the tile is installed correctly. The floor heating systems can be installed under the tile for this type of application. At the CTaSC website look under Expert Answers Resources for information on floor warming systems. Good Luck!