2016 650S Spider
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Any comments on porcelain (etc.) tile?
I have a new house in Port Townsend, WA with an about 620 sq ft attached garage. The garage is currently uninsulated, so I plan to insulate walls and ceiling and add heat, plus a four-post lift to fit three cars in comfortably. This leaves the currently unfinished and uninsulated concrete slab to deal with.
I don't want a slippery finish as the garage will be a workspace for general woodwork/metalwork as well as for automotive stuff. Welding is also on the cards, so I don't want anything combustible on the floor.
With porcelain tile, there is the possibility of electric underfloor heat, using such underlayments as Schluter's "Ditra Heat". I'm not expecting to heat the garage with this alone, but to take the chill off the floor.
Does anyone have experience with porcelain tile, especially with underfloor heat? I gather that quality porcelain tile over concrete is as tough (if not tougher) than the concrete itself, but what about when applied over the underfloor heating substrate?