1inch tile nightmare....

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Old 08-17-04, 09:15 PM
reticent
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Still Need Help!!! - 1inch tile nightmare....

So my Mom bought an older condo and the bathroom floor has varying shades of 1inch square pink tiles. I thought i could just hammer them out, but the few i removed were difficult and the morter is not coming off the cement floor easily at all. My question is....what are my options here? do i put down a plywood floor over the crappy tile and go from there? has anyone used the leveling compound on top of a tile floor? I appreciate any and all input on this....
 

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Old 08-18-04, 12:47 PM
ee3
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You Can Tile Over Them If Thats ,your Goal!
 
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Old 08-18-04, 02:26 PM
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I was thinking about that, but i seem to recall someone saying it was a bad idea and that the mortor would have a hard time adhereing to the glaze on the current tiles...

has anyone ever done this? run in to any problems? any tips/advice?

thanks again!!!
 
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Old 08-18-04, 07:09 PM
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as much as it pains me..(i love mosiacs) you can do it. sand the surface to break the glaze and give a surface to bond to. Removes the dirt,oil,sealers ect ...use a good latex modified thin set..The are other options but that takes some brand specific info and that is not allowed..
 
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Old 08-19-04, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ee3
as much as it pains me..(i love mosiacs) you can do it. sand the surface to break the glaze and give a surface to bond to. Removes the dirt,oil,sealers ect ...use a good latex modified thin set..The are other options but that takes some brand specific info and that is not allowed..
So what should i be using to break that glaze? i just tried an orbitol sander with 60grit coarse and it just barely took a bit if the shine off...and since the tiles are not perfectly flat, it's just not going to work...

What should i be using to rough up the surface enough for thin set to adhere? should i go back to trying to just pop off the grout and tiles and leave the old mortor as a base? could you pm me the "other brand specific options" you know of?

Thanks again for any and all input
 
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