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Old 01-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Laying tile over Saltillo tile

I want to lay tile over my Saltillo tile because of moisture problems. The slab is leaching the white eforance(sp). I was planing on using ditra underlayment. Is there any special thin set I need to use with the high leval of moisture? Thanks for any suggestions. Michael


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Old 01-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Laying tile over Saltillo tile

No form of flooring or paint will work if there's moisture coming up through the slab.
Is there a drain tile and a sump pump?
Working gutters.
Grade sloping away from the foundation.
No mulch or flower beds up againt the foundation.


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Saltillo is a soft unfired clay tile---water will cause it to deteriorate---so , remove it before attempting to tile this area----
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