How to tile a shower floor and walls that has tile ?

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Old 11-10-13, 12:15 PM
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How to tile a shower floor and walls that has tile ?

I have a tile shower from floor to walls that was done in the 1950'. It needs to be redone. They lowered the shower floor about 4-5 inches below the rest of the floor. My question is mostly concerning the tile on the floor of the shower, the drain plumbing looks a bit rusted, if possible, I like to removed the tile, fix the drain and then re-tile the floor and walls. I don't know where to start. I don't know how to do the floor. Can you tile over a cement floor, or it may be better to tile over the existing tile? Any comments, tips? Thanks
 
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As with any bathroom remodel it is always best to strip everything back to studs and joists or subflooring. In your case it will be a bear, as I feel the tile are mounted on a concrete sub base with lath and is probably more than an inch thick. By pulling everything out, you can correct the floor, by bringing it up to floor level, replace the inferior plumbing, insulate and set up for new wall covering.
 
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Thank you for the information.
 
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