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How to instal marble tile over terrazzo floor that has moisture.

Thank you for your question Zak,

     You have provided me an eleven word question that in the most general terms could easily require me to respond with a few thousand words essay. All cement slabs have a certain amount of moisture content that are a "slab on grade" and with a layer of terrazzo on top of that it is likely to say that direct transfer of the moisture will occur within that layer as well. With so broad a question Zak I would like you to narrow down your questions to a more pointed querry and maybe provide additional information in regards to what & where, what kind of marble, polished or honed, what areas are you covering, baths and or kitchens, age of the house, region in which you live etc. There are far more unknowns that what I know. Plug in more info Zak and I will try again then....

Perry V.

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Perry Vellenga


Ceramic Tile/Marble. I can answer questions about floor preparation, tile selection, layout questions, performance of products, expectations of finish, compatabilities, questions about grout and epoxies, evaluating an installer, asking the right questions to check competence...more? 33 years this August 2012/ many years in commercial application from exterior finishes to Mall store fronts/ interior finishes like floor packages in stores inside Malls examples: The Limited, Lerner/NY, Lane Bryants, Bombay Co., Now involved in Residential new construction covering all types of interior finishes and designs.


I worked in an exclusive field of floorcovering called "Tenant Development" which is by invitational bid only, by way of a National bid list. These are large floor packages usually over 3500 sq. ft. of 18" x 18" Marble and Granite and many other types of Marble and sizes. They are specialty stores where the floor package can cost upwards of $50,000 for one store. I have also done "Structure" stores and J. Riggins stores, Lane Bryant,Express and Body Shop stores where wood flooring is used. Presently work for a National Flooring Company in the Residential new construction arena that covers most interior design elements..Granite Slab tops/wood flooring both job finished and prefinished ect..

My response's are published all across the Internet and picked up by multiple Interior Design sites and Industry related web sites where people have questions...

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