How To Ceramic Tile A Shipping Container Home
The design, construction and installation of ceramic tile in a shipping container home.
The ceramic work inside a shipping container home is very important because you are applying the ceramic and it’s paste to an old treated wooden floor. This seaworthy plywood has been impregnated with an abundant amount of highly toxic chemicals. The reason behind the treatment is due to the international regulations on imports.
Each and every different Country has a list of regulations for which products can be imported. All these products that arrive must be inspected for any foreign invaders like insects, disease, virus, etc. This is why the shipping container floors are so heavily treated. So when you are dealing with the floor you must be very careful. Careful not to sand the floor before laying down the ceramic, this will just send the carcinogenic chemicals airborne. The best way is to first cover the floors with polyurethane or an epoxy paint coating.
The next step is to use a special paste that coheres to both the wood and the ceramic. Once you have your selected tile and you paste and the floor has been treated then you are ready to begin. Naturally this work should only be done by a professional and we are in no position to educated others on tile laying. You would be better off purchasing a book and or hiring a pro.
Based on our experience of tile work inside a sipping container, we highly recommend it. The cost is actually very low and the ceramic is a perfect seal to the wooden floor, easy to clean and looks great.
We also recommend that you tile your entire bathroom floor and most of the walls, especially in the shower. Remember to install you exit hole in the shower floor before you lay down the ceramic.