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cet 08-27-2011 08:01 AM

replacing the tile over radiant heat
 
Our home currently has outdated ceramic tile over a radient heat floor. The water lines r set in cement and the ceramic tile is in thinset morter. We want to replace the exisiting floor without damaging our heat source. We r considering putting a new porcelain tile over the old floor. R there any known concerns about doing this? Does anyone know how much heat/energy we will lose from the floor by doing this? Any idea how to remove ceramic tile without damaging the radient heat below? Also, any ideas about how to remove ceramic tile with damaging pipes below?

oh'mike 08-27-2011 08:26 AM

If the tiles existing tiles are properly set you can tile over the top without a problem if the preparation is right and you use the correct thinset.

Tiling over the top will not cause heat loss---think of it as adding more thermal mass.


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