bathroom floor


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Old 03-25-12, 08:41 AM
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bathroom floor

Howdy! i am about to renivate a small bathroom. the only question ihave (so far) is what to do with the floor. it is currently tile on cement slab. should i bother trying to remove the existing tile or go right over it?
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if i should just go over it, what would the prep steps be?
 
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Old 03-25-12, 10:12 AM
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What type tile, ceramic, VCT, linoleum, large squares, small?? Got any pictures you can post? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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larry--here are 2 pics. it is small ceramic (i think) tile.
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DSCN1380.jpg picture by birch69 - Photobucket
 
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Old 03-25-12, 11:53 AM
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That helps, thanks. Although you can tile directly over the existing tile, you will need to be aware of the plane change in height to the next room. A transition will be needed. Do you plan on doing anything with the wall tile, sink and toilet? If you remove the walls, you can add blocking for a new hanging sink and do away with the vertical supports.
 
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Thanks again..I am planning on gutting everything except the shower and shower walls. It is a tiny space and getting rid of the sink supports will b good. Probably go with a small pedestal. The current floor is actually 1/4" lower than hallway tile for sum reason so going over would work out ok. Would I treat the existing tile like a subfloor and just lay tile or is there a prep that is required to overlay?
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Old 03-25-12, 05:06 PM
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If you can rough up the surface of the tile, it would give the thinset a better place to adhere. From what I have experienced with this type and age of tile, you may have a concrete base under the tile, rather than just wood with backer board like we use today. The concrete base may be as thick as 2", so let sleeping dogs lie.
 
 

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