Can I tile over a painted concrete floor?

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  • Jay Jay on Jul 26, 2019

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


  • 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 Aug 02, 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 02, 2019


    • Jay Jay on Aug 02, 2019

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

  • Debo Debo on Aug 02, 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.