Asked on Jul 26, 2019

Can I tile over a painted concrete floor?

DeboMorgan McBrideWilliam
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  • Kathy DeStafino
    Kathy DeStafino
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Yes, but you will most likely need to use a floor leveler.

    • William
      William
      on Jul 26, 2019

      NOPE. If the paint comes loose, so does the tile. You should either strip or bead blast the concrete and thoroughly clean it. Water should readily absorb in the concrete as an indication that it is suitable for bonding the tile to it. Floor leveling compound won't hold to the painted surface either.

  • Jay
    Jay
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Thanks Kathy, I appreciate it. ( I do know what floor leveler is..surprize!


    Jay

  • William
    William
    on Jul 26, 2019

    NOPE. If the paint comes loose, so does the tile. You should either strip or bead blast the concrete and thoroughly clean it. Water should readily absorb in the concrete as an indication that it is suitable for bonding the tile to it. Floor leveling compound won't hold to the painted surface either.


    https://www.ehow.com/how_5569050_install-tile-painted-concrete-floor.html

    • Jay
      Jay
      on Aug 2, 2019

      Thanks William, that makes sense, the concrete is not painted now and painting would be a temporary upgrade until I tile it sometime down the road. Guess the tiling just moved up on the “Things to do “ list.

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Aug 2, 2019

    absolutely!

    • Jay
      Jay
      on Aug 2, 2019

      Thank you for your response Morgan, I appreciate your time and suggestion.

  • Debo
    Debo
    on Aug 2, 2019

    I had a concrete floor in my restaurant and very limited funds for such a large space. After some research I ended up cutting the concrete into 2x2 squares, staining it, and then grouted the cuts. It was a huge amount of work but the result was stunning and it held up really well (would have been better if I had waxed or sealed it but I got tired lol). The cutting wasn’t necessary, just my preference at the time, and I think it would have looked just as amazing if I hadn’t with much less work and mess.

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