I have a half bathroom with an old tile floor; someone said I can tile

Lisa Odolecki
by Lisa Odolecki
  6 answers
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 07, 2018
    You really SHOULD NOT tile over an existing tile floor.... take the time to remove it... lay down cement board or "uncoupling membrane" and do the job correctly.

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 07, 2018

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 07, 2018
    I'm thinking you may want to tile over old tile? Watch this video and see if it helps.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 07, 2018
    Hi Lisa, We tiled over tile in our main bathroom last year. We used peel-and-stick tiles. It looks great. So far not problems at all. Just be sure the original tile is squeaky clean before you start. Best wishes.

  • Bijous Bijous on Jan 07, 2018
    Yup, you can tile over tile, but it raises it up and you will have a toe catch at the threshold because it's so high. Remove the old tile.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 07, 2018
    i’m assuming your asking if you can tile over your existing tile? If that’s your question, yes you can long as your existing tile isn’t loose or broken up you can lay new tile or linoleum over the top! You’ll want to make sure your existing tile is good and clean and has no greasy spots on it! If your existing floor is textured you can lay a leveling compound down on top of your existing flooring and let dry and sand smooth. Vacuu excess dust and/or wipe down with a damp rag and let dry. Then you can glue your new flooring over the top of the existing flooring! If your thinking of using those preglued sticky square tiles, I would recommend using flooring glue to glue them in place and they will stay glued to the floor much better in the long run. Those sticky glue tile often don’t stay glued down and you will be reglueing tile from time to time when one pops off! Hope that answers your question?