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Old 11-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Can I install ceramic tile over ceramic tile?The existing tile is installed on concrete.

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Can I install ceramic tile over ceramic tile?The existing tile is installed on concrete.
It depends. How high of a glaze content is on the prior tile? You will have to scuff the surface And then set with a two part thinset like Kerabond and Keralastic by Mepei.

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The tile is in the bathroom and shower. 2" square slip resistant.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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Alway better to remove the old tile.
Just going over it will through off the baseboards, where it meet the other floors, the toilet flange, door casings.
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The shower is quite large and all tile. Do you think it would be OK to lay the new tile over the old?
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How would you lay tile over tile in a shower and have the drain come out right?
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Use longer screws for the drain strainer
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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that would work for the drain but it may not work for the shower controls.
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He's axing about setting new tiles over old tiles on the floor (concrete) not walls.

Get Extend-O-Drain for the shower drain strainer. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/extend-...l#.UJMhXY5jNOQ

Tile over tile can work well as long as everything is in good condition and properly prepared. It's a good idea to scarify or use a special primer on the old tiles. Here's one I've used. http://www.mapei.com/public/US/produ...rip_TDS_EA.pdf

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Thank you gents. I think I have it now

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