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Old 04-19-2011, 02:20 AM  
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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



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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.



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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?


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