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Old 01-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Im planing to re-tile the house, it was suggested i tile right over the existing, however the bedrooms used to have carpet, now they want tile in those rooms as well which means I will have transition issues at the doorways. any suggestions??

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First things first---Is the existing tile installed properly and in perfect condition? Is the only objection to the tile its looks?

If perfect and properly installed then you can overlay tile using two part thinset--like Kerabond and Keralastic---"Mud" What Is It? - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom - DIY Home Improvement Forum

As to the low areas---you will want to raise them----what kind of floor structure--concrete slab or wood frame?

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First things first---Is the existing tile installed properly and in perfect condition? Is the only objection to the tile its looks?

If perfect and properly installed then you can overlay tile using two part thinset--like Kerabond and Keralastic---"Mud" What Is It? - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom - DIY Home Improvement Forum

As to the low areas---you will want to raise them----what kind of floor structure--concrete slab or wood frame?
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Be sure to use high quality products like Mike suggested and for the transitions you can look into a variety of different Marble or Schluter transition strips. Most likely you would need a Single Hollywood Bevel marble strip or if the heights are a difference of more than 3/4 you can also check with your local granite or corian shop to fabricate some for you
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If the floor is wood---you might be able to raise that old carpeted area with a cement backer board--

Need more details---a picture would help,too.
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