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Old 08-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Flexbond or Versabond for tile over tile


I have two non-traditional tile jobs I'm wanting to do, and the guy in the flooring dept at Home Depot told me that these two products would work. He said using Flexbond, I could tile over existing tile, without anything else in between. Also, Im wanting to Tile a laminate kitchen countertop, he said that both products would work, but the Flexbond would do the best job. Can anyone tell me if this is a bad idea or if it will work? And on the countertop, would I need to sand and scuff it first? Ive done tile work before, but it was regular jobs with regular thin set and concrete board. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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According to the technical data sheet, Flexbond requires both surfaces to be sanded or scarified prior to application of the setting material. MAPEI has a special primer called ECO Prim Grip that you roll on like a paint, allow to dry and go over with a polymer modified setting material like the ones you mentioned. This eliminates the sanding process and all the dust it creates.

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thank you so much for the response. so if i put the mapei product on, even the glazed tile, then i could just use the flex bond as i would regular thin set on cement board? Thanks again
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so if i put the mapei product on, even the glazed tile, then i could just use the flex bond
I think it would be best to also use the Mapei thinset recommended if you use the ECO primer. Otherwise follow directions for the FlexBond. I vote the the Mapei system if you can find it.

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It's amazing how box store guys will tell you anything just to sell a product.

Deglaze the old tile regardless.
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Since the ECO Prim Grip is a Mapei product, it would make sense to use a Mapei thin-set so you have single source responsibility. To my knowledge, Custom does not have a similar product to ECO Prim Grip. Yes, you can use the ECO Prim Grip over both the tile and the plastic laminate. Just make sure both surfaces are clean.

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