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Old 04-20-2011, 03:05 AM  
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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.
Oh.. ok now this is getting complicated so i guess it's better to take out tiles...


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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 ...
Well i agree with you both, i was kinda' being lazy like for taking out those tiles and then tiling the floor but i guess if i want good results i should go with taking out tiles first...


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Ceramic over ceramic would add a lot of weight, too.
Yes you are right...
Ok guys thanks for your help i liked your response to my thread i am really glad that at least i came to the right decision after big confusion.. so i won't re-tile over the previous tiles but will take out old tiles then will tile it..
Once again.. thank you very much
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Yes Take out the old tile!
You will get a better job that you will be happy with for years to come.
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Some people do it, I for one would not. It increases your chance of failure.
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NEVER tile over tile. Too many variables for a job you'll be happy with. Rip them out, inspect the subfloor repair where necessary re tile and enjoy. It is a lot of work but if you enjoy renovating the sweat equity is worth it.
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Ok thank you guys, i am not tiling over my old tiles now, i have taken off old tiles now..
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I would do the same thing, tiling over old tiles can cause problems down the road
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I would flat out not do the job that way no matter what the customer was willing to pay me. To many ways for it to go wrong. I'd remove the tile.
I do not get paid for call backs and even if the customer told me to go over the old tile it would still some how be my fault the tiles were cracking and coming loose.
Not sure the other poster thinks that removing tiles is going to damage the walls, I've never seen that one before.
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Just bite the bullet, and do it the right way. Take the old tile out. Then put a membrane down and tile over that. You won't get crack if you have a concrete slab.


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