How do I lay tile/flooring over existing tile?


We live in a 60's rental home that we are allowed to update. The flooring in the dining room/kitchen is old, discolored and "dinged up". We'd like to put down something new, but we're hoping there is a way to do that over top of the existing floor. Thanks!

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  • Lorraine Leyba Lorraine Leyba on Aug 06, 2018

    Hi! We own our home, but, I used double sided underlayment in a small bathroom several years ago and the linoleum I put down over it is holding strong. They sell it through Home Depot and Amazon (of course). Check YouTube for more ideas. Whenever I need help on how to fix ANYTHING I go to YouTube. Good Luck!

  • Judy Judy on Aug 06, 2018

    I’m guessing this is linoleum?

    If the floor is level you can do this but may need a sub floor or if they don’t care, go over it and get the right glue to stick to the linoleum. If the floor is loose or damaged I would not go over it.

    The landlord benefits from your time and $.

    See if your update can be taken off of the rent since he gets to keep it.

    • Libby Makely Libby Makely on Aug 06, 2018

      Linoleum yes. Excellent point about taking the cost off the rent - hadn't thought of that. Thank so much for your advice.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 06, 2018

    If it is a ceramic or porcelain tile, it would really be best to remove them before putting new ones down.

  • Libby Makely Libby Makely on Aug 06, 2018

    This is actually linoleum (older farmhouse). Thanks for the good advice.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 06, 2018

    Are you speaking of vinyl tile flooring over vinyl or ceramic over ceramic? Thanks!