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Old 02-02-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Quartz Tiling Questions

I'm buying some cut 2cm quartzite pieces to clad the Jacuzzi in our bathroom. I haven't removed the old tile yet but I'm assuming there is a wood frame around the Jacuzzi.

The biggest piece of quartzite will be to cover the front panel which is 73" wide by 19" high. I'm guessing the piece will weigh about 125 lbs.

What type of adhesive would be recommended for something like this? I wouldn't want it falling off on someone's foot. :-)

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Hi Zeba,

If you're tiling over sheetrock just about any decent thinset will work. Spend more than ten bucks for the sack.
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I'm tiling over wood.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:47 PM   #4
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you'll want a modified large format thinset.

should be ansi A118.11 so it will stick to the wood and large format due to the size.

although to be sure you are good to go we might need to know what kind of wood and maybe a pic.
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Tile over tile? Or not?

Once I have a new heated bathroom floor installed I'll have some quartzite I bought cut into four pieces to clad the Jacuzzi and then have new wall tiles installed.
After taking off the wall tiles (no compliments please lol) I'm wondering if it would be better to leave the Jacuzzi tiling as is and tile right over it with the new quartzite pieces. I imagine the wood frame the builders put around the Jacuzzi isn't the greatest and I'm concerned about damaging it trying to get the tiles off.
Which is better? Removing the old tiles or tiling over them?
If removing the old tiles is better is there any tricks for safely removing them?
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Zeba, let's keep all questions related to this project on this thread so that questions and answers aren't duplicated, and the history is in one place.

Which is better? To tear it all off and start new. Which is easier? Probably tiling over what you have.

The only problem with going over what you have is that you can't be assured that what you have is bonded well, and the new tile will depend on that completely.

Either way, if you decide to go over it, scuff it with a sander, then use a modified thinset that is rated to bond tile to tile.

Is it just plain ceramic tile there now?
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Yes, it is plain ceramic tile there now.
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"you'll want a modified large format thinset.

should be ansi A118.11 so it will stick to the wood and large format due to the size.

although to be sure you are good to go we might need to know what kind of wood and maybe a pic. "

It's plywood.
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