Asked on Oct 12, 2017


McastlerCynthia HMichele Pappagallo


Is it possible to install a new tile backsplash over an existing tile backsplash? Can you just install deeper, or extensions to electrical boxes that are in the backsplash?

3 answers
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 12, 2017

    If the old backsplash is tile, it needs to be removed before installing a new backsplash. If the old one is laminate or something thin, you can most likely tile over it. There are spacers that will bring your electrical outlets out when you install the new tile. You can find them at most home centers.
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 12, 2017

    Honestly, I wouldn't. I would remove the tile and repair the wall so I had a nice surface to put the new tiles on.
  • Mcastler
    on Oct 14, 2017

    i was at OLLIE'S in the NE and found paper thin pasted tile squares that i would use in a minute to cover a back splash i didn't like
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