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Old 04-19-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Tile over tile?


I have a 1945 bathroom - it is an old school mud job - small blue tiles imbedded in what looks to be 1.5 inches of mud and cement - We want to change the bathroom to something more in tune with the times, and were thinking of having the old tile re-glazed with a different color. BUT I'm wondering if it is possible and/or advisable to tile over the existing tile. The existing tile is in good shape - very well adhered to the wall. Advice please?
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Nope. Tile is not a suitable substrate for tile.
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Reglazing will never work on a floor.
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Nope. Tile is not a suitable substrate for tile.
Says who? They make products specifically for this type of installation. I have done it a few times and never had a call back.

OP, as long as the tile is solid and nothing is coming up you can scarify the surface with a grinder or use a product like ECO Prim Grip. It will stick to anything properly prepped.

http://www.mapei.com/public/US/produ...Grip_EN_lr.pdf


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Thanks all - I will not be doing this myself -just wanted to check here first before I got a load of BS from a tile installer.
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