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dwalls32 06-26-2007 05:23 PM

Tile over existing tile floor?
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give. My wife and I are about to start our most ambitious project to date, updating the tile in our bathroom shower. The tile is structurally in good condition, it's just old looking and we would like to update it as the rest of our house has had work done to it. I've been told that we should get a drain extension and tile over the existing tile floor. If this is so, what's the process? I would imagine we need to do something to make the current floor tiles accept the mix.

Thanks for any help you guys may have...

CrabBucket 06-30-2007 02:39 PM

someone on here might know
Someone on here might know. Also the John Bridge tile forum is all about tile and they seem to know just about everything with tile. I dont work for them or anything. and john bridge is a great guy

J187 07-03-2007 12:56 PM

Sorry if this is too late. To tile over the old, you need to

a. Make sure existing tiles are very very solid, level and are not damaged at all.
b. Check height differences on things like doors, closet flanges, etc and plan.
c. Scuff old tiles
D. Use a modified thinset for tile on tile applications.
e. Determine whether and how you will transition to existing floors at door threshold.

Dan101 07-03-2007 04:19 PM

Clean them with TSP or another high strength cleaner before and after you scuff them. Be sure to rinse them well and get all residue off before you thinset.

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