Asked on May 20, 2017

Can you lay ceramic tiles on top of laminate flooring?

John RossSas17916293Hillela G.


can you lay ceramic tiles on top of laminate flooring for a flat surface if you roughen it first or sand it
3 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 21, 2017

    If the existing vinyl floor was installed over concrete and is glued down firmly, you should be able to tile right over it without any problem. Scrub the floor first to remove any dirt and grease then apply a bed of thin-set mortar and tile.

    If the vinyl was applied over a wood subfloor, you should install 1/2” thick cement backer board on top of it first, using corrosion resistant screws driven into the floor joists. Another option to backer board on wood floors is one of the new polyethylene membranes such as Schluter®-DITRA. At only 1/8” thick, it can shave 3/8” off the finished thickness of your floor if height is a problem.
    You can also tile directly over an existing tile floor as long as it is sound. As with vinyl, clean it first so the mortar will adhere well to the old tile.
  • Sas17916293
    on May 22, 2017

    it all depends on the existing flooring as to how well it is glued down.
  • John Ross
    on May 23, 2017

    it has good contact thankyou for your reply
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