Can I place peel and stick tile over existing ceramic tile?

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I have ceramic tile in my kitchen is the backsplash I would like to use peel and stick glass tile can I place it on top of my backsplash or do I have to remove that

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  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on Nov 09, 2018

    I'd remove the old stuff first. I took out 10 linear feet of subway tile about a foot tall in 20 min. You'll want to touch up the wall with drywall compound, but it won't need to be perfect, just flat enough for your peel-and-stick. BTW I just did a backsplash, I made myself learn mortar and grout. I was happy with my beginner results.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 09, 2018

    If the grout joints are flush with the face of the ceramic tile you can install the vinyl tiles directly over the top of the existing tile installation. You can use self-adhering vinyl tiles for ease of use, or you can go with the old-school method of installing tiles in a bed of adhesive.


  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Nov 10, 2018

    Olivia,. I'd remove it, it will look more professional, and it will stay on the wall. Aloha!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Nov 14, 2018

    I wouldn't. There is a good chance that the tiles will mold themselves to the shape of the tiles underneath. If you don't want to remove them then I suggest that you put down a subfloor.

  • Heather Olinde Heather Olinde on Nov 28, 2018

    I'm not sure how well peel and stick tile would stay in place, but you could certainly use a peel and stick wallpaper over your existing tile. It's an easy and budget friendly project that makes a big impact. http://beautyforasheshome.com/faux-subway-tile-backsplash/