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Old 06-23-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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my husband and I are going to attempt to remodel our bathroom floor and shower. the shower and floor are tiled. I'm fairly familiar with removal of the tile and as I understand we will have to put new backer board up as it is not recommended that same be reused. Can we put backerboard over the exiting backer board or does the old stuff all need to be removed?

Also, since I have a tile floor when retiling, do I start with tiling the floor first or the walls?

Is it recommended that sanded or non sanded grout be used?

Additionally, once we take up our floor tile is it recommended that we automatically put some self leveling adhesive on the floor and then proceed to tile right over that?

Am I missing anything else, any other advice/suggestions?

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Use sanded grout for joints over 1/8".

Leveling is not needed unless the base is bad, in which case it should all be removed. If the old base is mud and no cracks are evident, I often chip off the tile, smooth out divots and go over the old. If a floor slopes a lot, it may not look right if you level it up without changing everything else, too.

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Take the walls down to the studs and the floors down to the original subfloor material and start from there.

The type of tile and size of grout lines is what determines which grout is suitable.

There is no self levelling "adhesive".
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Take the walls down to the studs and the floors down to the original subfloor material and start from there.

The type of tile and size of grout lines is what determines which grout is suitable.

There is no self levelling "adhesive".
This is exactly what I would do.
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I have a large shower area and have painted over the old tiles. However the paint on the floor keeps wearing off and I would like to replae the tile. I have no idea how old or in what condition the pan might be (although it does not leak). I would think that it is best to remove the old tile rather than tileling over them (I assume you would have to remove all the old paint to do so) but I am not sure. My questions are: should I remove the old tile; how do I tell if the pan is okay?
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Darrell please start your own thread and don't hijack this one.
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