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Old 09-30-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Can you install tile on top of tile?


Can you install tile on top of tile?


What would you do? (pic below)


This is just a basic rental house... so i dont want to spend big bucks.
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[quote=ehoez;509643]Can you install tile on top of tile?

You most certainly can; I have seen it done numerous times.

What would you do? (pic below)

I would NOT install tile over tile. I would remove the stool and vanity, get busy stripping, check that the floor is not rotteed, and if it is, repair as necessary, install the new tile, and set the stool and vanity back in place. Only additional expense is the cost of a new wax ring. Many times, you will spend less time R&Ring the stool and vanity than you would by leaving them in place and cutting tiles to fit around them.

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Yes, you can install tile over tile. Removing old tile can cause damage to the wall and create more work than just installing tile over tile. Depending on where you want to install the tile will determine what you need to do to prepare the surface for re-tiling.

But remove the toilet and raise the flange then install the new tile.
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Just based on the picture, I'd give it a real good cleaning and leave it alone. It looks like it's pretty much intact and serves the purpose of a bathroom floor.

if it's just a "basic rental" there's not really any value gained in replacing a functioning floor. It's not like the style of the bathroom floor is going to be a deal-breaker for a renter.
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Just based on the picture, I'd give it a real good cleaning and leave it alone. It looks like it's pretty much intact and serves the purpose of a bathroom floor.

if it's just a "basic rental" there's not really any value gained in replacing a functioning floor. It's not like the style of the bathroom floor is going to be a deal-breaker for a renter.

true.. thanks

but that cabinet , gots to go, lol
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true.. thanks

but that cabinet , gots to go, lol

A good coat of paint would probably go a long way!
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now i just gotta fix the kitchen too, lol
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The tile appears to be installed over a mud bed. That is the only way you can get mosaic tile to lay that flat. You are going to find an inch or more concrete over metal lath under it. It is a mess to take out. You can install over it if it is all sound. Clean the tile with a good tile and grout cleaner and install over it with modified thinset. You will have an increase in floor thickness of about 1/2 inch by going over it. That may cause problems at the door.

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