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Old 03-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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what is involed in preparation in tiling over tile?

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If the tile is soundly attached (that's a big IF)---(you do mean ceramic over ceramic,Right?)

Scuff up the glaze--I suggest a 4" grinder with 80 grit paper( two sheets-back to back)

Then set the tile using unmodified thinset mixed with liquid latex--Kerabond and Keralastic is a good choice--

That's it.

Removing old floor coverings is always the best method---your new work is going to be riding on what ever you are going over. I suggest tile over tile only in rare situations.---Mike--

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I have no problem tiling over tile if the old floor is is good shape. I have done it many times through the years including one of my own bathrooms. Also for a very close friend of the family who live just down the road a piece.

Both of these jobs can be seen by browsing these galleries One is titled Kerdi shower over plywood floor. http://picasaweb.google.com/tile4youinc

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jazman how do you do your kerdi. some guys say they do it like a roof and go from the bottom up, but the schluter video shows the floor going in last. does it seal any way you put it?
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back to the original question jazzy, is a grinder and some 80 grit how you prepare you tile when you tile over it? what kind of thinset do you use?
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If the tile is good no prob.. But you can also get a interlocking tile that you can set over the tile. You would need a foam underlayment and then you can go over what you have.
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But you can also get a interlocking tile that you can set over the tile. You would need a foam underlayment and then you can go over what you have.
HUH? I see, so foam, then ceramic tiles? OK!

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.. But you can also get a interlocking tile that you can set over the tile. You would need a foam underlayment and then you can go over what you have.
I would recommend getting a good foam like the 1/8" with a foil mositure barrier or a recycled rubber underlayment. These seem to work really good on the interlocking tiles. The rubber can also be used on glued tiles.

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