Installing Marble tile over ceramic tile

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Old 07-11-00, 07:19 AM
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I am planning to install marble tile in my bath and shower area. The installer is suggesting that I install the marble over the existing ceramic tile. I say that ceramic tile should be removed before the marble is installed. Which method is correct
 
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Old 07-27-00, 03:18 PM
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The few people I've talked to have all said to always remove tile - never put anything over top of it.
 
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Old 07-27-00, 09:39 PM
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The marble you install will only be as good as whatever you are putting it over. If the tile underneath comes up, your marble will come with it. It is preferable not to go over old tile, though there are products available to do this with. Most proffessionals (my husband is one) won't go over old flooring. Also, if you are over a basement/crawl space you need subflooring - a good cement board to make a more stable surface. If there is movement in the floor, once again it is going to eventually affect the marble.
 
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Old 07-31-00, 07:15 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Auntina:
I am planning to install marble tile in my bath and shower area. The installer is suggesting that I install the marble over the existing ceramic tile. I say that ceramic tile should be removed before the marble is installed. Which method is correct<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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