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Old 05-17-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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Ceramic Tile over Terrazzo Floor

I would like to install ceramic tile over an old terrazzo floor. Floor is original to house (Florida mid-60s). I understand there are some required preparatory steps needed before applying thinset and tiling but I would like some further input if anyone has first-hand experience. From what I've found there are basically two approaches; grind the terrazzo down, exposing the raw concrete and aggregate or applying a liquid bonding agent to provide a solid bond between mortar and terrazzo. Seems like bonding agent is by far the cheapest route right now; 5 Gal of "Weld-Crete" costs around $100 and according to manufacturer each gallon does 200-300 SF. Anyone have experience using a bonding agent or know of a more cost-effective solution for tiling over terrazzo? Cheers - Z
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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I think you got it covered. I don't think you would have to take much off if you grind, just any wax or whatever and rough it up a little.
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