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Old 02-07-01, 01:32 PM
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l want to retile my bathroom walls and have heard that you can put new tiles on top of old ones if this is so, how?
 
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Old 02-07-01, 06:54 PM
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Hi Brian,

It's easy, but we usually talk about doing over floor tiles. Doing it on walls gets you into trouble with the bullnose -- trying to cover the edges where the tile stops. Are these walls in a shower area, perhaps?

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Old 02-08-01, 01:40 PM
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hi John, answer to your question is that my bathroom is tiled up to the top of the door and we thought about putting a picture rail on the top of the tiles to finnish them of. We do not have a shower in the bathroom so what do you think. Or do you have any other suggestions
 
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Old 02-08-01, 02:58 PM
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Hi again, Brian,

Yeah, if you can figure a way to finish things off, go for it. Make sure the old surface is clean and free from soap, etc. Use a full-flex thin set as your adhesive. TEC FullFlex or Customs SuperFlex (maybe I've got them backwards). Anyway, the cost per sack is about $25. This stuff will stick to glass, which is essentially what you are contemplating.

Let it set a couple days before grouting.

If you have more questions, feel free.

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hi again John, thankyou for all your free advice l would have been truly lost without it. l only have one more question for you as l am from the U.K. the adhesive you mention l have never seen here.Is it just a plain tile adhesive. or something else
 
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Old 02-08-01, 03:48 PM
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Brian,

Why didn't you tell us you are from the mother country?

Fact is, I don't know what it's called in the U.K. It is a portland cement based product, though, and contains latex or polymer additives. It is specifically formulated for fixing ceramic and stone tiles.

I participate in a forum down in Australia called InfoTile. You could perhaps post there. One of my compadres from down under will surely know the terminology.

http://www.infotile.com.au/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi

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John
 
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