Can You Install New Tile Over Old Tile?

Indianapolis Kitchen Remodeling 317-454-3612

Indianapolis Kitchen Remodeling 317-454-3612

It is strongly recommended to remove old floor tiles before installing new ones. This will give you the best results. However, there are some cases in which it is possible for new tile to be installed on top of existing tile floors. Older homes and certain types of tile flooring can sometimes be very difficult or near-impossible to remove. In these circumstances, if the old tile is still in great condition, it may be possible to install your new tile flooring over it.

Continue reading to learn more about this process, and who to call for professional tile flooring service you can trust.

Tile Floor Installation

The circumstances must be virtually perfect in order to install new tile over old tile. To be a good sub-floor, the existing tile must be a solid and sturdy foundation, entirely level and free of cracks. And even if the conditions are just right, you must implement the process properly from start to finish for optimal results. This is why it is best to hire a professional tile floor contractor or company to carry out the project for you. They retain the proper tools and training to finish the job accurately, and in a convenient time frame. But if you insist on a DIY project, then be sure to review the initial steps to installing tile over tile, below.

Getting Started

You will need…

• Clean Rags or Mop
• Clean Water
• Mild Dish Soap or Floor Cleaner
• Medium-Heavy Grit Sandpaper
• Thin Set Mortar

1. Wash the existing tile floors with clean water, dish soap, and a mop. You may use a floor cleaning detergent instead of dish soap. Simply make sure the surface is thoroughly clean. Allow the surface to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

2. Sand down the tile until you achieve a course, rough surface.

3. Fill in the existing grout lines with a very thin coat of thin set mortar.

4. Allow the mortar to dry for 24 hours. This will provide a more even surface to work with when installing the new tile floors.

5. Once dried, continue with the standard tile floor installation process. Ask a flooring installation contractor for help with this stage.

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General Contractors Indianapolis IN

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Call Restoration By L & B, LLC at 317-454-3612 for tile floor installation in Indianapolis, and its surrounding locations. Owner and general contractor, Lee Elliot, provides a wide range of affordable tile floor repair and installation services for commercial and residential properties throughout Central Indiana. In fact, we will beat any competitor’s price, guaranteed! Call 317-455-3612 to learn more about our Indianapolis tile flooring services, or to schedule an assessment today.

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