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Unread 11-01-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
txtree
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bathroom renovation - contractor is laying new tile over old tile - is this right??

I don't know nothing about nothing when it comes to tile. But our contractor who is renovating our bathroom has proposed that he not rip out the old tile on our bathroom floor - instead, he says it will be ok (and a few thousand dollars cheaper) if he simply lays the new tile on top of the old.

Is this ok? Are we asking for trouble?
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Unread 11-01-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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If the old tile and grout are in good condition and well adheared to the floor, and he cleans the floor of any soap scum, oils or lotions, and he scuffs the gloss off of the tiles with a grinder or belt sander, and he uses a good modified thinset, then yes, he can sucessfully tile over existing the tiles and save you a bit of money. Hopefully, the extra height doesn't cause you any problems.
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Unread 11-01-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for your quick and helpful response. That's what he is planning to do. I just wasn't sure if it was standard practice. We are doing a complete renovation, so I think we can work around the extra height.
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