How do you apply tile to a counter top?
You start from scratch with plywood, a vaper barrier, concreteboard, thinset mortat, and tile.
You can lay tile on top of tile but it is not recommended. If you old tile is uneven, broken, or loose it will cause your new tile to pop out, break, or become loose as well. You can lay a cement board down on top of the old tile to give your new tile a secure surface. But, you should always remove your old tile, if possible.
Technically you can but it is always reccomended that you remove the old tile before tiling the new tile. If the old tile is lose, uneven, or out of place it will cause the new tile to break or pop out. If you want, you can lay a subfloor on top of the old tile then place the new tile on top of that. This way you have a solid floor to lay the new…
First, clean the tile and grout with a harsh cleanser such as T.S.P. Next, apply a bonding primer to the tile with a brush or roller. It can be oil-based or water-based, and you can thin it slightly if needed to get a smooth, even coating. Once the primer is dry, apply your alkyd (oil-based) paint over the primer with brush or roller.
Sure can, but if its waxed tile you should rough it up unless there's a chance its got asbestos in it. Then use a primer sealer over that top to give the glue something to bind to. Also remember that the new tile is only as good as the old tile that's down. If the old stuff comes loose your new tile job is shot.
You should not adhere tile on top of tile. It is much better to rip it up and install on a secure surface and make sure it is smooth level. If you find yourself in a situation where you can not/should not remove the tile (e.g. if there is asbestos tile underneath or if there is a radiant heat systems under and you don't want to risk breaking/puncturing it), then the alternative is to pour…
Want to install tile in bathroom should i remove counter and installing new shower pan do you install tile under shower pan or tile around pan?
I would tile up to the pan where it sits. If you remove it, you will have to tile completely under it so it stays level and raise the drain. If it is in the basement or or over a finished ceiling this can be a problem. If there is a vanity, I would remove it and tile under because is is much less hassle and gives a better result.
Small chips and scratches on a Formica counter-top can be repaired easily. Clean the counter thoroughly with an ammonia solution to remove any dirt, grime build-up. Let the counters dry and apply laminate repair paste thoroughly to the counter-tops by spreading it over the damaged areas with a putty knife. Let the paste dry and remove the excess paste from the counter-tops.
The gaps found between most tile work are called grout lines. After the tile was set those voids or gaps should have been grouted. Luckily it is never too late to apply the grout. You can get a small box of tile grout from any hardware shore. It's real easy to apply. Just follow the instructions on the box.
If you want to install a glass tile that are easily found from stores you need to follow some instructions Measure the layout of backlash where you want to install that glass tile Then use a thin set to wall with a notched trowel. Mix and Apply Thin-Set Mortar Use that tile on that thin set Give the design of that tile which you want by cutting and polishing
trim the tile such that edges are not raised up. remove and loose tile that is not adhered to the floor. Armstrong makes a product called self leveling compound that you can pour on the floor. It fills in indentations and low spots and levels itself due to its thinness. It will dry and you can apply tile over it. This product is made to fill in grout lines that are molded into floor tiles…
Asphalt moves so much with shrinking and swelling it's rediculous to try. If you really want tile in your carport I suggest you lay a sheet of plastic over the asphalt and apply a layer of concrete on the plastic making sure you frame out the sides to make a solid pad. A self leveling cement like "ardex" on top of the concrete should make a nice surface for tiling. Tile over the cement and…