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.
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.