Kris
Kris
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Asked on Apr 29, 2012

Looking to re-surface porcelain tile on front porch

KrisBurco Surface & Decor LLC.KMS Woodworks
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My front porch is porcelain tile - total area is 4x5ft. It gets rain and full sun, so I know that painting is not recommended. Can I cover it with a layer of concrete or mortar. My walkway is concrete. I think there needs to be some continuity. My budget is tight, so jack-hammering everything is not an option. Thanks.
8 answers
  • Karin S
    on Apr 29, 2012

    How about decking over it?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 29, 2012

    why are you wanting to resurface?...Is the color wrong?. Tile is very durable for outdoor stuff when it is installed properly. If you do decide to replace the tile "demo" is not that bad if an air chisel is used...I do that all the time.

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Apr 29, 2012

    You can do a concrete overlay on top of the porcelain. I would recommend hiring someone who specializes in concrete, its not difficult but you need to know what you are doing.

  • Kris
    on Apr 30, 2012

    Thanks to everyone. I like the concrete overlay. Can I trowel it on to look like stone? Do I need to add any type of adhesive to bond the concrete with the tile?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 1, 2012

    Here are a couple of links to give you an idea of two different levels of "work" http://youtu.be/FJQBY9ixTiQ http://youtu.be/mx0wEujzxkQ

  • Kris
    on May 1, 2012

    Thanks!

  • Kris you can trowel it on to look like stone, and thats probably your easiest method of applying. After it cures you can go back and stain to make it look even more stone like.

  • Kris
    on May 3, 2012

    Thanks, I'll try this on an extra piece of tile.

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