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jgb29 03-25-2012 08:40 PM

Tile over existing ceramic tile
I am in the process of remodeling and have glossy ceramic tile in the kitchen. Can I tile over this tile or do I have to remove it?

Note: Existing flooring- Slab on grade/Glossy Ceramic Tile
Not worried about heights, they are ok.

oh'mike 03-26-2012 07:30 AM

It would be best to remove the tile.

However you can tile over existing tile---scarify the old tile--an angle grinder with 36 grit paper works well
vacuum and set using a two part thinset-

jgb29 03-26-2012 08:39 AM

Thanks Mike! Some places have said that you should not tile over glossy finished tiles others said its fine.

oh'mike 03-26-2012 08:43 AM

If you mix your own modified thinset you will be fine---Kerabond and keralastic is a good example.

Blondesense 03-26-2012 12:50 PM

Oops, never mind.
Didn't read original post correctly.

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