Can you install a ceramic tile floor over a ceramic tile floor?
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 as carpeting. Also, your doubling the chance of the flooring failing and needing repairs. If your OLD mortar under the first set of tile starts to fail, then it's going to affect your new floor too.
It's always best to do jobs the right way, rip out the old flooring and then install your tile.
yes, but it will slide over the years so I would not
If it sits over a cement floor, then no. If it is a nailed down floor, then you can, but you still have to install a cement board.
Yes, but you should you use an adhesive that is ductile
Can you install tile over finished oak hardwood floor. My wife wants a ceramic tile doorway entrance to our already existing oak floor. Can I install the tile directly to the finished oak floor?
You can glue the tile down, only concern is there enough room for the door to clear the tile?
Technically you could but it is never reccomended. If the old floor is uneven, loose, or cracked, it will cause your new floor to pop up with loose tiles and even crack. If you do not want to remove your old tile you can try laying a cement board directly over the old tile and then laying the new tile on top of that. You can always consult with tile contractors if you run into… Read More
yes you can but it is not recommended to install ceramic tiles over vinyl
It is best to remove the vinyl tile. If it is not on cement and is on wood you can install cement backer board. Be sure to put thin set under the board. If you spend the money and time to install ceramic tile and the vinyl tile comes loose all that $ is down the drain What is the best tile cement to use and this cement tile can be installed on vinyl tile… Read More
I have done this and I always have the hardwood installed first. Then I install the ceramic tile. To protect the hardwood floor from getting grout or glue on it I cover the hardwood floor with a soft cover (to prevent scratches) and tape it down. Then place a plastic cover over the hardwood. Then I can install the ceramic tile at the edge of the hardwood creating hardly or no seem and level with… Read More
If the old glue is well stuck and smooth. -Use a mastic type of glue, not thinset cement.
can you mix ceramic and porcelain tile on a bathroom floor
Improper installation. You must install cement board over the sub floor before you tile. If the tile was glued to plywood which is not waterproof, the plywood will absorb moisture which will cause the grout to crack and deteriorate
Ceramic Tile Installation is not at all as hard as it may look. Simply find the measurements of the room for which you will install the Ceramic Tile, and go out to any of your local hardware stores and buy the tiles that fit you best. All you have to do is simply peel off the sticker on the tile, and just lay it neat and flat on your floor.
You can remove oil paint from ceramic floor tile by using paint thinner. Wet a soft cloth with paint thinner and rub it over the paint stain until it is removed.
Lowe's has ceramic tile flooring. Walmart and the Home Depot have ceramic tile flooring as well. Several online stores have ceramic tile flooring and other things needed for putting down a ceramic tile floor.
If you have never installed a ceramic tile floor before, I would highly recommend hiring a professional to do it for you. If you don't want to do that, companies that sell ceramic tiles, such as www.BuyTile.com, can probably advise you on the best way to do it yourself. For example, site's FAQ even includes advice on hiring someone to do the installation. Good luck!
You can install the vanity first. Then, install the tile up to the vanity and around the pipe for the toilet. Then, install the toilet. That way, you do not have to replace the tile should you ever have to replace the toilet.
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.
I suppose you could as long as it is solid....
Technically you can but it is not reccomended. If the old tile is uneven, cracked, or loose it will cause your new tile to crack, break or pop out. You should at least lay down a subfloor on top of the old tile before installing the new tile.
No. Generally wood flooring needs to be nailed down. You may be able to get away with installing a floating laminate floor over the tile, but I would check with the maker of the laminate floor for it's installation recommendations. Obviously a flat surface would be ideal. Yes but not directly. You will have to include a self leveling underlayment. Engineered wood can be installed over a self leveling underlayment with adhesive.
You price a ceramic tile job by the square foot. This all depends on how much you have to install.
There are several names to describe this occupation. Ceramic Tile Installer, Ceramic Floor Mechanic, Flooring Installer, Ceramic Tile Mechanic.
Yes, you can put rug over ceramic tile.
You apply ceramic sealer, available at your tile store.
Yes, if the adhesive is smooth, no lumps and if you use a compatible glue, not thinset cement
In my opinion, no it will swell. In my opinion, yes you can install laminate over tile if the tile is in good condition/stable and even. You would first put underlayment above the tile and then the laminate on top. (you always add underlayment before laminate). It is important, though, to make sure you have enough clearance for the doors (you may need to shave the doors). If it's a kitchen, you also want to… Read More
Yes it's possible. But installation can be unreliable. So better to ask about it to home experts. If you are looking for Ceramic tile for order then you can get it easily through stores like "BuilderoutletUSA"
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
First you have to pull up the old flooring. Once you have the old flooring up you have to put the tile glue on the floor, and place the tile on top of it. Then you have to grout in between each of the tiles. When you get to the edges you will have to cut the tiles to fit.
Mosaics are made of small pieces of tile which form a design or a picture. This picture is affixed to a flat surface, usually a floor. You can liken them to our present day ceramic tile floors. Mosaics are made of small pieces of tile which form a design or a picture. This picture is affixed to a flat surface, usually a floor. You can liken them to our present day ceramic tile floors. Mosaics… Read More
No. If you want to lay tile on top of anything other than concrete, you need to install a backer board like Hardi Backer. If the laminate floor is a floating floor (ie: Pergo) then you will have to take that all up first and then install your backer board. If you don't install a backer board and the sub floor underneath the tile is able to expand/contract or shift, the tile may break and… Read More
Vinyl is one of the cheaper types of floor tile you can use. It is a little cheaper quality but looks just as good as ceramic tile. It is easy to clean and easy to install yourself.
NO, this should not be done . Ceramic flooring needs a solid base
It is certainly possible to tile a floor, but bear in mind, there is much more pressure placed on the floor than on the walls, and floor tile must be laid over a solid cement base, otherwise it is going to crack.
Can you install ceramic tile over stained concrete and if so what is the preparation for the existing concrete?
Bead blast or score the concrete first anything from a wire brush to a floor sander might work...be VERY CAREFUL with the dust though
yes. Clean tile with a commercial degreaser. scar the surface with a hand sander. mop with clean water, and let dry. Install with fortified thinset.
A customer asks you if she can install a new tile floor over an existing tile floor what do you tell her?
Are you the installer or the tile salesperson? If you're the installer then be honest and let her know that you can't do it because you don't know how and she should find someone who can. If you're the tile salesperson you can tell the customer that there are cases in which this is possible. In order for it to be possible the previous tile floor has to be level and stable. But, you cannot… Read More
Ceramic bathroom wall tile? Floor tile? Actually, the answer would be the same, NO. Rip out the old, properly prep the backer, and do it right the first time. Either that, or do it wrong, then rip out everything, and do it right. It doesn't take any time to rip out old tile, in fact, it can be quite gratifying if you have some aggression to vent.......... just don't destroy the wall behind it!
The BEST way to clean ceramic floor tile is with VINEGAR, the acid in it will take all dirt, grease and anything on top of the tile off with No GREASY feel afterwards. There are no special ways to clean ceramic tiles floors except don't use anything abrasive.
You could, but I wouldn't recommend it. You would have to fill all the grout lines with floor leveler and a tile floor is not smooth. Some of the edges would show through the linoleum.
No, ceramic tile needs a firm subfloor, without movement, and one not prone to moisture. Laminate is none of those.
There are a variety of choices. Determined by preference and asthetics, one might opt for indoor/outdoor carpet or ceramic tile. if you decide to install ceramic tile make sure that you use one that is grade 6 because is ready for winter,and make sure is a floor tile, many people put wall tile on the floor and the is not the right choice, also try tu use a good bonding thin set.and if you get… 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.
There are many ceramic floor tile cleaners on the market. among some of the more popular include: Hoover, Karcher, Bissel, Vax, Silverline and many more.
You have to put a cement board like Hardibacker, Wonderboard or Durock over the ceramic tile.
Yes. You should use a good quality underlay with it though to reduce the noise of the laminate knocking on the tiles.
The floor you can install on top of the radiant heat is Tile and hardwood floor.
tear the tile out. It's the only way...
Ceramic floor tile products can be bought from retail or home improvement stores like Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire and many more. One can also purchase it from the Floor and Decor Outlets website.