Can I install ceramic tiles over ceramic tile flooring?
I don't think I would, if it is a shiny glazed tile in place now, There wont be a bond between the old and new tiles.
If the current tile is a rough slate tile, maybe.
Check the recommedations of the manufacturer of the tile you want to install.
Another option is to install 1/4 inch concrete backerboard over the existing tile, but it should be screwed down and that's a real chore in your situation.
Maybe the manufacturer knows of a type of mortar that will work on those smooth existing tiles (assuming they are smooth).
my answer is no because it can be easily broke. this property is enought to answer absolutly no.
Another Answer: Don't do it. First, it will make your floor really high, this will be a problem especially if it butts up against another type of flooring such as carpet. Second, the bond of the mortar won't be as strong, you will end up needing to make repairs to the new floor much sooner than you would if you installed had it correctly the first time.
In response to installing cement board over the old tile... you can do this, it will get you a stable surface and a good bond for the mortar, but your floor will be really, really high. If there is a transition to another flooring type you will be stubbing your toes for years to come.
I would recommend doing the job right the first time around. Rip up the old tile, then install the new flooring. It will save you many headaches down the road.
yes you can but it is not recommended to install ceramic tiles over vinyl Read More
Yes, but it would have to be floating engineered wood. Read More
It is not always a good idea to lay granite tiles over the existing ceramic tile flooring. Why? The old ceramic tile flooring would have already aged and lost the strength. Since the flooring would have developed cracks and got loosened at many places. In order to lay granite tiles newly over the ceramic tiles, you need to prepare the surface by making it it rough for bondage of mortar, which again further weakens the… Read More
Yes, if the flooring is level, uncracked, and has no loose pieces. You will need to strip the surface of the slate to ensure no residue remains that would not allow the mortar to bond. Read More
Many things can go over ceramic with ease, but the "best" option is one which works in the room you're doing. For example, laminate flooring is most forgiving of the unevenness (groutlines) of ceramic tile and easiest to install - but I would not put laminate in a bathroom (it's not moisture resistant). For a bathroom, the best option over ceramic is sheet vinyl. Be sure to use leveling compound to smooth grout lines even… Read More
Not directly as the ceramic tiles will soon show through the vinyl flooring. If the ceramics are laid on a wooden floor, you must take up the tiles and overboard with 6mm plywood. If the tiles are on a concrete floor, you can leave them down and lay a latex screed on top to provide you with a smooth floor for your vinyl Read More
Don't do it! Laminate should be a floating floor -- not nailed or glued down. Just pick it up! Read More
I do not think that is a good idea.The rubber flooring should be removed and then new ceramic flooring should be laid on. Read More
Ceramic. Ceramic. Read More
Tiles can usually go over old tiles, Laminate is a quick answer and Carpet can be in stalled over tiles if it is skim coated smooth first. Read More
You can put pretty much all types of flooring over the tile as long as it is not loose. Read More
That would depend on whether they are ceramic tiles or more vinyl tiles. Read More
Not a good idea. If you are going to the expense of good hardwood flooring, do it right. Read More
I have tiled over cork tiles with ceramic tiles and it worked fine in a bathroom, around a bath. If the current tiles are really well fixed it should be fine. Read More
yes just prep your your tile with ardex Read More
Grout can be applied over ceramic tile to fill the separations, then safely cleaned off the tiles with a wet to damp sponge. Read More
Fontaine Flooring has been installing hardwood flooring for over 9 years and can answer any questions about hardwood flooring. What is you exact question. Read More
You can do this if your current tile floor is stable. Go around to each tile and knock on it, if it sounds solid, it's stable, if it sounds hollow, it's not. Even if everything is stable, I still wouldn't recommend installing over old ceramic floors. The main reason is that it's going to make that area of flooring really high. This will be especially noticeable if it butts up against other flooring types such… Read More
You can buy mortar that works on old vinyl floors. But I wouldn't recommend it. Assuming that you are going over OLD vinyl floor, you also have to assume that the glue holding the vinyl floor down is OLD and probably failing. Keeping that in mind, if you go directly over the vinyl floor, you are basically asking the OLD, possibly failing glue to hold down not only the vinyl it was originally holding in… Read More
This process can be done but it is involved and will take some time. First, clean the existing floor. Then lay down and secure a moisture barrier. Then you can install the flooring. However, prior to laying out the floor make sure that you allow the laminate flooring to acclimate to the climate of the house to ensure that it takes well. Read More
The engineered flooring can be either floated above or glued to the concrete. Read More
You can but it wouldn't be to easy. My dad does construction and remodeling and if you do this you would have to use a strong adhesive because it could pop loose because of the tile. It would just be easier to remove the tile yourslef and then install the wood flooring. Read More
Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. You will regret it later. Tile needs a cement base to adhere to. A wooden base is not good for ceramic tiles. I have seen tile floors where people have tiled over the wood. The tiles are loose, cracked and unlevel. The grout is coming out and water seeps through the floor. Read More
You shouldn't. You need a surface that will allow the adhesive to make a good bond to. There are different types, read the instructions for the one you buy and apply it to the recommended sub floor. Read More
This is not a good idea just because of the difference in threshold height you will end up with. If you are using an adhesive backed flooring it wont stick Ceramic floors are notoriously uneven and this will cause squeaks and unsightly bulges and such. Read More
Can you and should you are two different things. You could, but you wouldn't be happy with your results. It's always best to remove all old floor covering prior to installing new ceramic tiles. Whether you buy expensive tile or find cheap ceramic tile for sale, you always want a clean and solid surface to start with. Read More
You cannot use sheetrock as flooring, period. If you meant on a wall, there is no reason you cannot put sheetrock over tiles. The question is why would you want to! Why not remove tiles and material behind, which is probably sheetrock, and then install new sheetrock. If it is an area prone to moisture you could use moisture resistant sheetrock. The job would look better and you would not lose the space by adding… Read More
Tiles will be more uniform in color and probably harder so they will wear better over time & require less maintainenance Read More
Yes, but you need to lay the floor the opposite direction of the old one. Read More
No. unless you want your floors to buckle from the moisture. It is not recomended to install laminate flooring over terrazzo flooring. The moisuture buildup will ruin the wood planks. Read More
Yes. The vinyl has to be specially cleaned and treated in order for the adhesive to stick. Special products and instructions are available at most home improvement stores. Read More
Definitly do not do this. Out with the old in with the new. Or only if u have to save money, and only if the tile is horriffic. Would hve to smooth tile with leveler. Read More
Put hardibacker over the wood and lay the tile on the hardibacker. Make sure the wood is firm and level. Read More
Yes. Assuming that it is a floating floor (ie:Pergo), you can install it over any solid surface. You could also install a glue down laminate as long as you used the appropriate sized glue trowel. Read More
I have seen them painted, and they look awful. And, if it's on the floor, the paint will generally wear off. Read More
Interlocking floor tiles are not preferable used over carpet. The best surface to lay tile or any other flooring product is on a firm and solid surface that out give. Carpet goes down when you step on and makes it so the interlocking tiles will eventually come unlocked by stepping on it. I would not recommend that you install any type of flooring until your carpet is taken out. However if your looking for a… Read More
Absolutely. Read More
If the concrete is indoors, dry, and in good shape, yes. Read More
no I have seen it done (really), but it's a bad idea. Read More
That will be fine. Read More
yes, but it will slide over the years so I would not Read More
Not a very good idea. You should remove the carpet and use the thin foam that is required for laminate flooring. Read More
No, for several reasons. Laminate is a non porous surface which will not allow cement products to bond. Laminates are wood based products that are most typically "floating". These floors move a great deal. Ceramic needs a very sturdy, supportive base. It should be said though, laminate is typically a very easy floor to take up. Read More