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Old 02-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am remodeling my bathroom and I need advice on how to lay a concrete tile floor over old 1950s porcelain tile. I am making the tile myself and am experimenting with different recipes for 3/8" x 8" square concrete tile using white and gray Portland cement, different coarse sands, pool mix, acrylic fortifier, hardware cloth and pigments. The existing bathroom tile is on the floor and half way up the walls; it is secure and passes the chain test and I want to cover all of it.

QUESTION: If sand down the existing tile and seal grout joints can I use some kind of mastic to "glue" my custom concrete tiles over it?

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Are you saying you are NOT going to remove the existing tile?

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Right, I'm intending NOT to remove the existing tile. What do you think?
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In an ideal world you would peal off the old floor first---That being said---I must assume you find the existing floor stable and sound---I suggest you use a firmset mixed with a liquid latex.

Kerabond mixed with Keralastic by Mapei is a good example--I believe you could stick steel to glass with that stuff. -----------Mike----------
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