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kaytav 04-19-2011 02:20 AM

Tiling over an old tiles floor
 
Ok so i am thinking of tiling my room again, this time i want to increase the level of my floor so is it a good idea for tiling over old tiles? or should i get my old tiles out? Thanks

FloorTarget 04-19-2011 09:00 AM

Hello Kay,

Installing tiling over old tiles is usually the preferred way of proceeding in this situation.

It's much easier, and removing tiles can damage your floor and walls, creating even MORE work than a simple installation.

Just make sure that your tile floor is straight enough (if not then level it) and there are no loose tiles before installation.

CharlieO 04-19-2011 09:16 AM

Well first question is what type of tiling are you looking to tile over, is it ceramic tile, is it vinyl tile? that is first needed before answering a question like that.

kaytav 04-19-2011 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by FloorTarget (Post 56192)
Hello Kay,

Installing tiling over old tiles is usually the preferred way of proceeding in this situation.

It's much easier, and removing tiles can damage your floor and walls, creating even MORE work than a simple installation.

Just make sure that your tile floor is straight enough (if not then level it) and there are no loose tiles before installation.

Yeah that's what i was thinking, yes my tile floor is pretty much straight and there are no loose tiles..
Thanks for replying :)

kaytav 04-19-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by CharlieO (Post 56196)
Well first question is what type of tiling are you looking to tile over, is it ceramic tile, is it vinyl tile? that is first needed before answering a question like that.

Sorry i forgot to mention it, well my tiles are ceramic type of tiles.. so can i let re-tile over it? or should i remove it? :confused:

samfloor 04-19-2011 10:41 AM

Although I wouldn't, you probably could tile over it.

CharlieO 04-19-2011 01:37 PM

I would not tile over ceramic tile. The glaze on the tile will not let the adhesive you will use to install the new tile stick to it.
You could screw down a backer board over it but then you will end up breaking the tile.
Personally, I never install any flooring over an existing floor, I would remove the tile, check and rescrew the sub floor, if you want the floor raised, add some plywood or backerboard, then install your new tile so you have a solid base and it will last for years.

CMHbob 04-19-2011 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by kaytav (Post 56153)
Ok so i am thinking of tiling my room again, this time i want to increase the level of my floor so is it a good idea for tiling over old tiles? or should i get my old tiles out? Thanks

When you sale "level of my floor", I assume you mean height. I agree with CharlieO. I am not aware of any thin-set that would adhere to the ceramic tile surface. It might be possible if the tile surface was prepped properly, but this is a lot of work, like scarifying concrete before painting. If you crack tiles while prepping the floor, then they have to be removed. Again more work. Plus, you don't know the condition of the subfloor. Yes, it is a lot of work to remove the ceramic tiles, but you will be much happier with the end result in the long run. IMHO ...

samfloor 04-19-2011 09:03 PM

Ceramic over ceramic would add a lot of weight, too.

kaytav 04-20-2011 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by samfloor (Post 56207)
Although I wouldn't, you probably could tile over it.

You mean to say you wouldn't do this if you would be at my place? so is it a No for me or yes? :confused::confused:


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