Concrete Tile Backing

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Old 03-14-06, 01:17 PM
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Concrete Tile Backing

I am pulling upa tile floor that appears to be laid on a bed of concrete. Assuming I get the tile up with minimal damage to the concrete bed, can I just tile over this bed instead of putting down backerboard? Will the mortar fill in any little chips or dings or is there some sort of smothing compound that I should use?
 
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Old 03-14-06, 02:40 PM
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Thinset will fill any chips if they are not too deep. If you crack it though, you're in big trouble.
 
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Old 03-15-06, 10:48 AM
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You cannot use backerboard over concrete.
 
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Old 03-15-06, 10:56 AM
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I was thinking of being able to put the tile down without chipping away all the concrete and putting down backerboard in it's place. Sounds like if I am careful, there shouldn't be a problem.
 
 

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