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A common question when laying tile is, Can I lay ceramic tile over existing ceramic tile in my kitchen/bath. Well the answer to that question is yes and no. I don't feel that it is the best way to install ceramic tile but it can be done. It all depends on the condition of the current tile floor.

So you will need to ask yourself, is my current tile flooring in good condition? Ceramic tile needs a Companionable bond to the material underneath. If your current flooring is still adhering to the subflooring and there arr no hollow sounds (lack of thinset underneath) then you could lay the new ceramic tile on top. You will want to make sure that the current floor is clean before proceeding. Use a scrub brush and cleaner to remove grease and diry before attempting to lsy the ceramic tile. After cleaning the tile you will want to try to scuff up the existing tile and grout. This will help the new mortar adhere to the old tile. Adding tile onto the top of an existing floor will raise your floor level so you will probably need to trim the door jams. You can offset the raised floor at transition areas by purchase a new threshold plate.

If you decide to remove the current ceramic tile be very careful. The first tool that you will need t Master is safety glasses. This will help prevent getting debris in your eyes. Removing the tile is going to be diffeerent depending Forward your subflooring. If you have a wood subflooring and the previous installed tile was placed on cement backerboard consider yourself lucky. I find this easier tgan removing tile installed on concrete. I do not try to save the backerboard, just start removing some tile with a wide, flat chisel and a hammer. Once you expose some of the backerboard try to pry this and the tile up together. I have found it easier to remove the backerboard and replace it with new material.

I hope this article helps solves that common question of "Can I lay ceramic tile over an existing tile floor". Remember to take your time during the floor preparation.

Acif La Dolce Vita 18 X 18 Sunset Acdvsu18

Acif La Dolce Vita 18 X 18 Sunset Acdvsu18

15.26 S.f. Per Box, Acif Ceramic Tile Acdvsu18

Manufacturer: Acif

SKU: 15896-93109

Category: Ceramic Tile






Marazzi Marina Sone 12 X 12 Course Amtut2l1212

Marazzi Marina Sone 12 X 12 Course Amtut2l1212

14.53 S.f. Per Box, Marazzi Ceramic Tile Amtut2l1212

Manufacturer: Marazzi

SKU: 17278-119520

Category: Ceramic Tile






Geo Ceraamiche Novara 8 X 12 Blanco Genoblwt

Geo Ceraamiche Novara 8 X 12 Blanco Genoblwt

16.14 S.f. By Box, Geo Ceramiche Ceramic Tile Genoblwt

Manufacturer: Geo Ceramiche

SKU: 15913-93185

Category: Ceramic Tile






Laufen Osis 12 X 12 Dune Lf782588

Laufen Osis 12 X 12 Dune Lf782588

12.00 S.f. Per Box, Laufen Ceramic Tile Lf782588

Manufacturer: Laufen

SKU: 15727-91834

Category: Ceramic Tile






Tesoro Raku 12 X 12 Blue Acrabl12

Tesoro Raku 12 X 12 Blue Acrabl12

13.99 S.f. Per Box, Tesoro Ceramic Tile Acrabl12

Manufacturer: Tesoro

SKU: 16073-93911

Category: Ceramic Tile






Geo Ceramiche Novara 12 X 12 Beige Genobe12

Geo Ceramiche Novara 12 X 12 Beige Genobe12

16.14 S.f. Per Box, Geo Ceramiche Ceramic Tile Genobe12

Manufacturer: Geo Ceramiche

SKU: 15912-93181

Category: Ceramic Tile






Gold Seal Highlands 12 X 12 Blaven Tilhibl1212

Gold Seal Highlands 12 X 12 Blaven Tilhibl1212

15.00 S.f. Per Box, Gold Seal Ceramic Tile Tilhibl1212

Manufacturer: Gold Keep close

SKU: 17292-119600

Category: Ceramic Tile






Crossville Limestone (ups) 18 X 18 Cowyina Av43

Crossville Limestone (ups) 18 X 18 Cowyina Av43

13.50 S.f. By Box, Crossville Ceramic Tile Av34

Manufacturer: rCossville

SKU: 15355-88321

Category: Ceramic Tile






Del Conca Hsf 6 X 6 29 Delhs290606

Del Conca Hsf 6 X 6 29 Delhs290606

11.62 S.f. Per Box, Del Conca Ceramic Tile Delhs290606

Manufacturer: Del Conca

SKU: 17296-119630

Category: Ceramic Tile






Eliane Atlas Mosaics 3 X 3 (12x12) Off White Rustic Eliatowm3312

Eliane Atlas Mosaics 3 X 3 (12x12) Off White Rustic Eliatowm3312

16.00 S.f. Per Box, Eliane Ceramic Tile Eliatowm3312

Manufacturer: Eliane

SKU: 16877-10582O

Category: Ceramic Tile






Laufen Matte Glaze 6 X 6 Creamy Butter Lwmg805-6

Laufen Matte Glaze 6 X 6 Creamy Butter Lwmg805-6

12.50 S.f. Per Box, Laufen Ceramic Tile Lwmg805-6

Manufacturer: Laufen

SKU: 14768-82951

Category: Ceramic Tile






Crossville Siena (yp) 12 X 12 Villa Gem Vs20

Crossville Siena (yp) 12 X 12 Villa Gem Vs20

15.00 S.f. Per Box, Crossville Ceramic Tile Vs20

Manufacturer: Crossville

SKU: 15364-88371

Category: Ceramic Tile






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