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Unread 05-26-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation New ceramic over old mud floor

I have some experince with tile, but have never run across this issue.

I have a bathroom to retile which had ceramic over a mud floor.

I would like to remove just the tile then place new ceramic over the old mud.

I plan to scrape the old tile out with a cold chisel or a scraper then use some leveller to smooth out and peaks or divots.

SHould I put a thin layer or thinset over the mud wait for drying then thinset for the tile?

I'm not sure how to proceed, any advise?

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Unread 05-26-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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Hi dmb (share a name? ,

You can tile over self-leveling cement, if that's what you mean by leveller, and clearly in that case there's no need for a coat of thin set. If you want to use a thin layer of thinset for leveling, that's ok too, letting it dry as you say. However, if you're' planning on leveling a large area rather than small divots and birdbaths, thinset can be a bear to trowel it really level the way slc does by flowing.

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Unread 05-26-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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I would only add that it might really tear up the mud trying to get the thinset up,so try to chisel at a good angle to minimize tearup.
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Unread 05-26-2005, 03:19 PM   #4
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Smile Thanks

Thank you for the prompt reponses.

Tonight is the bathroom tiling kickoff!

The advise put me a little more at ease.

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Unread 05-26-2005, 04:42 PM   #5
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A couple of beers will do that for you too.
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Unread 05-27-2005, 07:44 AM   #6
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Cool

Way ahead of you.

Did have a couple beers last night, made some progress.

Should finish the tear out tonight then tiling tomorrow.

I might have to go out and buy more beers :}
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Unread 05-27-2005, 10:50 AM   #7
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Such is the price for home improvement...
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