Laying tile over existing mortar(s)


Old 12-16-07, 04:39 PM
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Laying tile over existing mortar(s)

I have removed tile in a small bathroom and plan to install new tile. The problem I have encountered is that there is a thin-set mortar in place over an existing thick-set mortar. The thick-set is partially cracked and the thin-set is difficult to scrape up from the thick-set without damaging both. I am trying to do this on the cheap and I want to avoid removing the thick-set and replacing it. Any ideas for how to solve this problem?

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Old 12-18-07, 06:19 AM
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Why is the mud bed cracked? Were the tiles and or grout that you removed cracked? Is that why you removed the tile that was there?
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