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Decorative Concrete Solutions
Last reply on Apr 1, 2013

I have a white tile on my kitchen floor, will a garage floor finish work to cover it.

Decorative Concrete Solutions
Last reply on Apr 1, 2013

I absolutely hate in and it's impossible to keep clean, Most of the replacements I've considered involve taking the tile up. I'm looking for something that will cover the existing surface, provide some color, be easy to clean and inexpensive. Tall order I know

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  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    Hamtil Construction LLC Saint Louis, MO
    on Oct 26, 2012

    Ha! Yes, @Mary I. I thought that may be the case while I was writing all that out.. but still sometimes it does pay to tile over. Maybe not in your case. Tear out.. now that is another whole challenge as well.. IF it was installed well. Best of luck!

  • Mark Potter
    Mark Potter Pleasant Valley, NY
    on Oct 26, 2012

    Mary's tile would definetly need to be deglazed. I wouldn't recomend it that way because of the hight at the top step has to be equal to the rest.

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Oct 26, 2012

    The guy who owned/built the house before us was a real do-it-yourselver and not in a good way so I tend to think they were not put down right. He did a lot of the interior completion work himself.He's also the one who put the full wall mirrors in the dining room! I want to get those down but will probably wait until after the holidays and call a few glass installers to see if they remove mirrors. Thats a messy job I won't attempt myself.

  • Its Really Concrete, Inc.
    Its Really Concrete, Inc. Marietta, GA
    on Dec 1, 2012

    you can easily deglaze tile by iamond grinding then place either epoxy or concrete,,, color won't affect either product,,, just be certain you select the correct material - some do not adhere well to tile's tight pores - ck w/manufacturer to be sure

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Dec 6, 2012

    I used a chipping hammer to take my old tile out. Messy but very effective.

  • Karen Griffin
    Karen Griffin
    on Dec 7, 2012


  • Marcia Reichert
    Marcia Reichert Horn Lake, MS
    on Feb 21, 2013

    Sounds like your creating a monster. Once you have messed up what you have you are committed to either continue or start over, and you'll probably have to start over. Do you have any old the flooring that you can experiment on? I'd just tear it out and rethink the whole project.

  • LandlightS
    LandlightS Roswell, GA
    on Feb 21, 2013

    karen....have you considered a laminate floating floor? Easy to float over ceramic tile and you would only have to build up the stair nose, from what I see in your photos'. That can be easily accomplished by removing the stair nose and build up the level. If you don't like laminate, you can use an new engineered wood floor that is installed as a floating floor Have fun....Gary

  • Laura G
    Laura G Evergreen Park, IL
    on Mar 7, 2013

    DON'T DO IT! My sister did this and with all the traffic in the kitchen and moving the chairs in and out from under the table, it's been scraped off! Guess what shows up underneath, yep, your old floor!

  • Decorative Concrete Solutions
    Decorative Concrete Solutions Snellville, GA
    on Apr 1, 2013

    The problem is that tile is very hard and you'll have an extremely difficult time getting anything to stick to it without proper preparation such as what Its Really Concrete, Inc

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