+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default tiling onto old adhesive?

    alright lads
    Can anyone offer me a bit of advice? i want to tile a shower cubicle. i have stripped old tiles off walls. one of the walls is stud and the other is brick browning and plaster. my problem is where i've removed the old tiles and it has left the adhesive behind. Can i tile straight onto old adhesive or do i have to remove old adhesive? cheers

  2. #2
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Preston
    Posts
    357
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: tiling onto old adhesive?

    you really want to get as much of the old addy off as poss to give yourself the flatest surface to tile onto. Without seeing it its difficult to see how easily it will come off but if it was tubbed adhesive that was used before try wetting it with warm water to see if it softens a bit. My guess is that it was cement addy which will be harder to remove. I would also be looking into using a tanking kit in a shower cubical to make it extra water tight before tiling. There's loads of advice on this forum regarding tanking if your not sure what i mean. Hope that helps a bit.

  3. #3
    Tilers Forums Arms Member CJ CERAMICS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    manchester(wigan)
    Posts
    1,484
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: tiling onto old adhesive?

    as with lc on this the only other comment i can make is i would use a 10mm trowel to ensure that any lumps can be overcome when tiling.
    chris

  4. #4
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Grimsby, home of the mighty mariners
    Posts
    707
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: tiling onto old adhesive?

    Same as CJ and lcjohno.

    Get yourself a Gundlach scraper from Tradetiler - does the business when trying to scrape off old adhesive

  5. #5
    DHTiling
    Guest

    Default Re: tiling onto old adhesive?

    Quote Originally Posted by chimpboy View Post
    alright lads
    Can anyone offer me a bit of advice? i want to tile a shower cubicle. i have stripped old tiles off walls. one of the walls is stud and the other is brick browning and plaster. my problem is where i've removed the old tiles and it has left the adhesive behind. Can i tile straight onto old adhesive or do i have to remove old adhesive? cheers

    You need to activate your account....you will have an email sent by us, and you click the link back to activate your account...

    This will allow you to post in the main forums...

Similar Threads

  1. tiling over old tile adhesive?
    By stapes in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 28-04-2012, 07:36 PM
  2. Tiling on to old tile adhesive? HELP
    By Unregistered in forum Guest Area
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 25-12-2010, 01:28 PM
  3. UFH on when tiling?, Adhesive etc
    By Ajax123 in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-03-2010, 09:45 AM
  4. Tiling Adhesive
    By billh in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 13-11-2009, 08:49 PM
  5. Tiling/UF heating over old adhesive?
    By D1zzy in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 11:05 AM
  6. Tiling over bitumin adhesive.
    By martin1976 in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-04-2009, 06:05 PM
  7. Tiling on old adhesive
    By Part-Time Tiler in forum Tiling Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-12-2008, 05:27 PM
  8. Best adhesive for tiling over linoleum
    By wally in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16-04-2008, 07:23 PM
  9. tiling on old adhesive..
    By dazzle in forum Tile Adhesive Grout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-10-2007, 08:44 PM
  10. Batterning up?
    By wivers in forum Tiling Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 07:34 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!


If you like our tiling forum, then perhaps checkout our Electrical Forum or even our professional Plumbing Forum.
Tens of thousands of tradesmen and over 2 million combined posts.


[Output: 79.63 Kb. compressed to 72.01 Kb. by saving 7.62 Kb. (9.57%)]