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20-02-2009, 07:26   #1
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Tiling over floor tiles

Is this advisable or would it be preferable to lift the existing tiles first?

Its in a kitchen/diner so there is a big enough area with a lot of tiles and it could add 2 days extra labor to the job. Will the adhesive stick to the existing tiles or would you need to score/scratch them all first?
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20-02-2009, 12:42   #2
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I had new tiles laid over existing tiles in my kitchen / dining room last september. They applied a red primer first which had grit in it to provide a key. Got stepped thresholds made for the doors - no problems so far anyway.
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They applied a red primer first which had grit in it to provide a key.
was that a homemade mix or a product?
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it was a product as far as I can remember - name escapes me..... any decent tile suppler should be able to give you the details.
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I had new tiles laid over existing tiles in my kitchen / dining room last september. They applied a red primer first which had grit in it to provide a key. Got stepped thresholds made for the doors - no problems so far anyway.
Thanks JohnnyBingo, thats a good idea in case the tiles don't come up easy...
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it is possible using the correct adhesive and the likes,

However, it will cause you trouble wherever you come to a door,

and then what are you going to do the next time you want to change tiles??

Rip them up and do it right.
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forgot to mention Lex you will probably need to undercut the bottom of the doors.

Decent point ctrl...I knew I wouldnt be going at it again - don't intend being in the house longer than 5 years. If I was staying put longterm, I would have considered lifting the original tiles like you say. But with 3 kids (oldest is 3) the noise and dust etc just didnt appeal to me.
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i got tiles in my house (downstairs) in august and there begining to fade already, i want to rip them up and put more expensive ones down but kitchen units are lying on them and the sink and toilet in the dowstairs bathroom are on them too, is this a problem for a tiler or what would be the best course of action?
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Is this advisable or would it be preferable to lift the existing tiles first?

Its in a kitchen/diner so there is a big enough area with a lot of tiles and it could add 2 days extra labor to the job. Will the adhesive stick to the existing tiles or would you need to score/scratch them all first?

Make sure the tiles that are already in your kitchen are well stuck down.
Flexible adhesive is required when tiling over tile.
It is 30-35 euro per 20kg bag.
But in the long run it is better to take the tiles up and put leveling compound down and then the rapid set adhesive 20kg bag would only cost you about 20 quid a bag.
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Make sure the tiles that are already in your kitchen are well stuck down.
Flexible adhesive is required when tiling over tile.
It is 30-35 euro per 20kg bag.
But in the long run it is better to take the tiles up and put leveling compound down and then the rapid set adhesive 20kg bag would only cost you about 20 quid a bag.
Well the leveling compound can be expensive aswell, but taking up the old tiles is the best option. It might not be a big job taking up the old one depending on how they were put down.
But if your tiling over the old ones pci make stuff called primer 303, or just ask in the shop.
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