How to tile over tile?

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  • In most cases not a good idea. What is your current flooring now?

  • Mary Lamont Mary Lamont on Dec 08, 2018

    It is a surround of a fireplace

  • Dee Dee on Dec 08, 2018

    If it is a vinyl tile you can tile over it. If ceramic or porcelain you cannot.

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Dec 08, 2018

    think you have to take the old tile off. How about stenciling it to get a new look.

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Dec 08, 2018

    how about stenciling it for a new look?

  • Lisa Lisa on Dec 08, 2018

    Most cases I've seen, Mary, people have removed the old tile before putting on the new. There are several reasons for this. One is the added weight from putting tile on top of tile. This could cause the surround to fail and fall apart. The adhesive also may not adhere to the old tile well and all of your work could end up on your floor. I'd say just go for it and do it right the first time. Old tile can be removed using hammers and chisels. Please let us know what you've decided to do!

  • William William on Dec 08, 2018

    For ceramic you can tile large format tile over small format tile. Any other tile will need to be removed. You need a solid and smooth base for tile. You can use peel and stick vinyl planks over vinyl as long as it is stable.

  • Elaine Elaine on Dec 08, 2018

    Mary, I agree with Naomi. Can you just take the existing tile off and put up what you prefer?