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I will be installing a bar on top of a ceramic tile floor that has been
laid on a concrete basement floor. The one end of the bar needs to be
achored to the floor so it does not move around. looking for a way to
anchor a 2x4 to the tile/concrete floor so I can attach the bar to it
without breaking the tile.

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I will be installing a bar on top of a ceramic tile floor that has been
laid on a concrete basement floor. The one end of the bar needs to be
achored to the floor so it does not move around. looking for a way to
anchor a 2x4 to the tile/concrete floor so I can attach the bar to it
without breaking the tile.


Drilling takes time and PATIENCE and the right tools. Carbide bits can be
used, be careful, absolutely no hammer action on the tile.
Diamond bits can be used as well. Still no hammering action on the tile.

There are some construction adhesives that are pretty good.


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if you dont consider future use of the room to keep the existing floor
tile intact, just use masonry drill of appropriate size to drill for
expansion bolts into the concrete subfloor. use threaded studs that you
can then run up through the bar foundation

if you ever do want to move the bar and dont want to go hunting for
exact tile replacements after the drilljob above, then use a good
quantity of fast setting cement (fastplug?) to create an island of mass
large enough to prevent the bar from walking away from its location.
you may be relying on the ceramic tiles adhesive to prevent movement,
but they should not be expected to move regardless.

or, remove a couple tiles before drilling. either way, your result
will be determined by just how permanent you want the job to be.

& certain construction adhesives have extreme resistanse to shear force
if applied properly. (consult with the homely depots associates if
required)

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Tory707 wrote:
I will be installing a bar on top of a ceramic tile floor that has been
laid on a concrete basement floor. The one end of the bar needs to be
achored to the floor so it does not move around. looking for a way to
anchor a 2x4 to the tile/concrete floor so I can attach the bar to it
without breaking the tile.


If you're afraid that drilling through the tile might cause a crack,
you can drill through a tile that won't show once covered with the
cabinet. Use those holes to attach wood blocks of the required size.
Then, screw your cabinets to those wood blocks.

That way, if a tile cracks, it'll be covered.

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On 23 Feb 2006 07:41:30 -0800, "Tory707" wrote:

I will be installing a bar on top of a ceramic tile floor that has been
laid on a concrete basement floor. The one end of the bar needs to be
achored to the floor so it does not move around. looking for a way to
anchor a 2x4 to the tile/concrete floor so I can attach the bar to it
without breaking the tile.


Glue a rubber pad to the bottom of the unit, and then
fill the toekick area with sand or concrete. It won't
go anywhere unless you want it to.

If that's not good enough, browse through the adhesives
shelves at your hardware store until you find something
that's good for wood and tile.




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Tory707 wrote:
I will be installing a bar on top of a ceramic tile floor that has been
laid on a concrete basement floor. The one end of the bar needs to be
achored to the floor so it does not move around. looking for a way to
anchor a 2x4 to the tile/concrete floor so I can attach the bar to it
without breaking the tile.


Ideally, you dont: send the screws down through the grout lines if at all
possible and use tapcons to secure a cleat. Then it's just a matter of
removing the tapcons and filling the grout lines if you ever decide to
remove it.



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John sez:
"send the screws down through the grout lines if at all
possible and use tapcons to secure a cleat. Then it's just a matter of

removing the tapcons and filling the grout lines if you ever decide to
remove it. "

That's the right answer.
Why drill through tile when the grout is so much softer?
In the rare case you need to drill through floor tiles,
use glass bits that are designed to cut mirrors.

thetiler

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