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  1. Rived36

    Rived36 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    hi guys,
    Im about to start a bathroom refurb next week and the customer would like me to tile over the old tiles ?
    Id rather rip out but she's having none of it,
    Is there anything i need to do prep wise or any special adhesives i should use?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Is this walls or floor? What tiles are to go on and what tiles are on there at the min
     
  3. Rived36

    Rived36 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Walls only, not sure what tiles are, id probably say ceramic and roughly 10x8"
     
  4. Rived36

    Rived36 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ceramics going in, 600x250 brick bond
     
  5. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    As long as old tiles are solid, good wash down and prime.
     
  6. Rived36

    Rived36 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    BAL primer ?
     
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  7. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Yes bal ok SBR primer and a powder s1 flexible adhesive standard set
     
  8. Rived36

    Rived36 Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Thanks guys
     
  9. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    You need to make a slurry coat. Easier to buy a ready made none porous surface primer. Personally I wouldn't tile over tile on a wall as they could have been stuck on with chewing gum over wall paper
     
  10. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    BELFAST
    The first thing you need to establish is what sub base the original tiles are installed to.
    Can the original substrate support the additional weight of another layer of tiles and adhesive?
    This is the first and most important question!
     
  11. RayTheTiler

    RayTheTiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedale
    how long have the old tiles been on. old addys only last about 10 yrs
    you will be relying on old adhesive holding the original tiles as well as the weight of the new tiles adhesive and grout.
    i would walk away. my way or no way
     
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  12. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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