Can you install new ceramic tile over old ceramic tile? (small room)

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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 06, 2017
    Not recommended. It raises the floor up too much and the mastic may not adhere correctly to the old tiles. The old ceramic may come up easier than you think...

  • Sandy Helliker Sandy Helliker on Dec 06, 2017
    Yes you can. But it is easier to install them after the old tiles have been removed. You have to watch your edges as installing over old tile will significantly change the height of you tiles. You must make sure the new height won't interfere with doors or openings,etc.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 06, 2017
    Why are you wanting to put new tile over the old stuff.... is it just ugly? or is the old tile broken or loose..? If the old tile is broken or loose... you really need to remove the old stuff... otherwise it will be like installing tile over a carpet... just... wrong.. and the new tile will be just as loose as the old stuff.
    I have heard of installing laminate or engineered wood flooring over tile... but not tile over tile.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Dec 06, 2017
    You need to remove the old ceramic tile before installing new ceramic tile. Laying tile over tile will cause big problems.