Can you tile over existing tile?


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2008-06-05 12:40:00
2008-06-05 12:40:00

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.


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You can tile over existing tile although it isn't reccomended. You would be safer by removing the tile and then installing the new tile. But, if you wanted to tile over existing tile you would have to make sure all the tile is even and not lose. If the tile is lose or uneven it will caused the new tile and grout to crack or pop out.

Tile is an insulator. If the tile is placed correctly over an existing wood floor and is sealed with grout, it will insulate the room it is in.

You can tile over existing tiles if the wall is sturdy and none of the old tiles is cracked or loose. If there are only a few loose tiles, remove and clean them, then reinstall them with fresh adhesive before retiling the wall. Epoxy tile adhesive bonds with existing tiles, making it one of the best options for tiling over an existing tiled wall.

Technically you can, but it is not recommended. If the old tile is loose, cracked, or not flush it will cause the new tile to crack, pop out, or break. If you pay a hard surface, such as a cement board over the old tile first you can make it work, but it may be wise to remove the old tile before installing new tile.

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.

ABSOLUTELT NOT, the lam will buckle & throw the tile off, carck the grout & generally cause the end of life as we know it....

you have to pull the linoleum up to lay tile. . .i would suggest a cement backer board over the existing plywood also

Whoever sells glue/adhesive, (as I am not sure where you are) most glue companies sell a glue for tile over tiles. They will/should advise you on the prepping of the existing area.

You will not get a good bond - the new tiles will fall off in short order

No, I would try to avoid that at all costs. If you do it, it will crack. It's best to remove the existing tile and smooth out subfloor before installing any tile, and most especially for installing marble which is very fragile.

form_title=Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Installation form_header=11793 How would you best describe the kind of project this is?*= () Replace existing tile () Repair existing tile () Replace existing non-tile surface () Tile for new construction Has the project tile already been purchased?*= () Yes () No Are you interested in learning about green alternatives for this project?*= () Yes () No Would you like any special borders or patterns?*= {Select One,Yes,No,Don't Know} Please specify the approximate square footage of the area you would like tiled.*= {Select One,Less than 25 (small),25-150 (medium),More than 150 (large)} Which type of tile would you like installed?*= [] Glazed ceramic tile [] Special or custom tile [] Porcelain tile [] Want recommendation [] Ceramic mosaic tile Where is the tile going to be placed?*= [] Floor [] Wall [] Tub/Shower [] Countertop [] Backsplash

Yes, you can put rug over ceramic tile.

If the mineral is harder than the tile, it would damage the tile, otherwise the tile remains as it was.

can tile be placed over river rock

It can be played more than once in a game as a word or connecting a letter tile 'a'/'z' to an existing open letter tile 'z'/'a' or using blank tile/s representing the letter tile 'z' and/or 'a'.

If the Liquid Nail is a small area, yes, but not if the entire tile surface is over it.

You can tile over a new concrete after at least three days after which it has dried.

You can replace just one tile without too much grief. First you need to obtain a look alike tile. Then you need to chisel the existing tile out. Put the new one and regrout with comparable grout as used before.

It would be better to remove the old tile, then put your new tile in it's place. If you tile over the old there is a chance it could come off and your new tile with it. I know of an adhesive swimming pool tile border made of 4mil liner, its a peel and stick called borderlines adhesive tile manufactured by Jedco Products. All the internet websites carry it and it looks great, it would stick right over the old tile, this could get you by until your ready to remove the old tile.

Though people do tile over tile, it's really not recommended. The underlying surface can make or break a tile installation. Preparing that surface is the most important step. So I'd remove the old tile, prepare the surface properly and then install your new tile. This will insure the long lasting beauty of your fireplace tile.

Yes you can install vct over existing vct. The existing vct must be well adhered to the subfloor, no loose tiles or cracked and chipped tiles. If tiles are missing or must be removed you will need to patch in those spots with a suitable portland cement leveler or new pieces of vct. You will need to sand off the wax layer that may be present on the existing vct because if it is left on it can wear loose over time causing adhesion failure of the new vct and glue. Sweep all dust and contaminants from the floor.

It is possible but I would not reccomend it. If possible remove the old tile before laying the new tile. If you want to avoid removing the old tile you can lay a cement board over the old tile before installing the new tile.

You have to put a cement board like Hardibacker, Wonderboard or Durock over the ceramic tile.

It is not a good idea to install tile on top of anything that will degrade over time, is softer and more flexible than the tile, or is not securely set to the floor or sub-floor, as most cork floors are "floating" floors. Save yourself any aggravation and remove the cork. Chances are it will come up much easier than you might think, even if it's glued down.

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