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Old 04-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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I have an old floor and was thinking about tiling over it. The current tiles are awful but the floor is solid. Would I have to scuff it up a bit first before the thinset?

Is there a flange extension for the toilet?

Would that be ok?

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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It can be done, and I have done it, but don't like the idea. I use it as a last resort. The old floor must be clean and needs to roughed up to give tooth for the new thinset. And there are spacers available for toilet flange.

I have a roto hammer that will make quick work of just the tile layer in an average bathroom, several hours worth of work. Assuming the underlayment is sound, it is ready for new tile.


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Old 04-15-2010, 08:38 AM   #3
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If I decide to pull up the tile, what about the thinset? Is that a horror show to clean up? What tools would you use or could I drop the durock right over the thinset?

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I've never done tile over tile but my current home had three, that's right, 3 layers of tile in the foyer and kitchen. It can be done but it's always better to do it right.

I was able to remove all 3 layers for about 400 sqft in one weekend. the worst part was the floated concrete over the plank subfloor. The tile layers came up quite easy using a prybar and hammer and one of the scraper tools they use to pry up roof shingles.

BTW, the thinset usually comes up with the tile fairly easy. You may get some junks that stay stuck to the subfloor but the roof scraper should make short work of that.
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