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Old 11-28-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
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I want to know if I can lay ceramic tile on top of old thin, thin, think tile because the current tile has little to zero damage. Is this possible?

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Ceramic can be set over existing ceramic using unmodified thinset mixed with liquid latex---
Kerabond and Keralastic by Mepei is a good example.

The existing ceramic must be perfect---Scuff the old tile with course sandpaper first--An angle grinder with 36 grit paper (two disks back to back) makes for a quick scuff.

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If you are trying to safe time with this I would recommend spending the extra time to remove the old tile.

Most ceramic tile does not have a exact thickness. This variation in thickness can cause big problems and crack your new tile
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Most ceramic tile does not have a exact thickness. This variation in thickness can cause big problems and crack your new tile
Could you explain why the slight variations would cause the new tiles to crack?

I never heard of that problem.---Mike---
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The thickness of the old tiles may not be exact. This is something you may notice by feel but if you try to attach a new tile onto it this could cause a tile to not have full contact to the surface underneath. Then the tiles may crack. This is why subfloor prep is so important in tiling.
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