Preparation To lift tiles or not to lift

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Professional Tiler
Morning All.

Looking at tiling with porcelain/ electric UFH, a solid floor that currently has a travertine floor and electrical UFH.

Any thoughts on the preparation.

1 -Remove all the stone, UFH, insulation mats and adhesive. (Approximate time to lift stone/adhesive??)

2 - Belt sand with 60 grit the stone, prime, lay new UFH and self level.

The Present stone floor appears solid with no cracks and is approximately 100m2.

Many thanks.


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Only a Handyman...
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Professional Tiler
Obviously your home and your choice but I'd just go for a new kitchen and decor and have the floor professionally cleaned then sealed.
If you are set on changing the floor then ideally it should all come up.


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Not a fan of stone so I’d take it all up and put something else down. Going over it would take a hell of a long time to heat up.


Professional Tiler
Its a wealthy customer who want a total change.

Thoughts were really asked on lifting all or belt sand, prime, lay UFH and S/Level on top.

The stone appears well bonded and no cracks
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