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Old 05-19-08, 06:07 PM
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I have a tile floor already with concrete under lay. Instead of breaking all the tile and concrete. Iwas wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to do, if I could cover the tile then put another tile on top.
 
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It's not recommended but can be done.

Are there any cracks in the existing tile or grout?

Would you be concerned with the added height?

If the existing tile were to fail, your new tile will fail with it.

I suggest renting a electric tile chisel from a big box store and taking it all out.
 
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thinks about doing the same thing

i am considering doing the same thing, I already removed one layer of tile and there is still a layer of tile that was probably put down in about 1950. The tile is solid with only one or two spots that are chipped.

I was considering putting down shulter ditra which is a uncoupling membrane. everything i have read about this product has been positive. you can purchase rolls of it at home depot.

Anyone usedthis product in the past and would this be a good alternative to taking out the last layer of tile?
 
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Schluter does not state you can put Ditra over tile.

I always recommend doing the job right and to standards. Rip out all the old flooring.

Ditra is a great product, but not tested for installation over existing ceramic tile.
 
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last layer of tile coming out.

i was over my new house tonight deciding what to do. After looking at the area I plan to put new tile in I did decide to take the last layer out down to the concrete floor. The area is not that big (just the landing at the bottom of the steps.)

I will put the schuler directly on the concrete floor correct?

The rest of the floor will be carpet and I plan on using a schulter transition. My friend who has a carpet business reccomended this as you don't wan't a metal transition laying on top of your tile edge.

This is my first tile project so I want to make sure i do it right the first time.

I believe I am on the right track but if I am not plese let me know.
 
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