Ceramic tile over ceramic tile?

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Old 03-07-10, 01:55 PM
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Ceramic tile over ceramic tile?

I peeled up three layers of vinyl tile to find a single layer of ceramic tile. It's covered with adhesive, quite ugly, and seems to be pretty solid (no cracks or soft spots).

I am planning to install ceramic tile. Can I tile over tile with any success?
 
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Old 03-07-10, 03:13 PM
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You can tile over tile. The original tile should be in good shape, no cracked tile, no cracked grout and well bonded to the substrate. You need to remove all the adhesive and abraid the surface of the old tile to give the thinset something to bite to. Make sure the added height wont make any other problems for you anywhere else in the room. Not sure what room this is.
 
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Old 03-08-10, 12:08 PM
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Sounds like the ceramic is in good shape, which is a good indicator the floor is sufficient for the job. The next concern would be the height increase but you need some height with what you removed, so good to go again.

I say follow Johnny's tips for preparing the surface and go for it.
 
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Old 03-08-10, 03:06 PM
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The room in question is a bathroom. I think the added height won't be too much of a problem.

Do I REALLY need to remove the adhesive? I assume there's some sort of adhesive removal product out there?
 
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