Tiling Over Tiles – Don’t Do It

If you are thinking of tiling over tiles dont do it. Especially if that tiling over tiles in a bathroom as there are so many issues that comes with that alone.

With tiling over existing tiles the biggest issue really is unless the tiles below them are perfect you are most liking going to have issues down the track.

Tiling Over Tiles

The best way to look at it is this what my dad used to say about preparation. He would always go on about how preparation of any renovation is the majority of the work with the actual finish only a fraction of how good the end result will be.

How this relates to tiling over tiles is really down to the fact you often have no idea what you are tiling over. For all you know the tiles below are slowly pulling away from the floor and creating a hollow weak base between the tiles and the floor. This can then lead to your new tiles sounding hollowing and lifting. The end result is you lifting the whole double floor or selling the home.

Can You Tile Over Tiles

Bathrooms floors and I repeat this you should never tile over a bathroom floor especially in the shower. It will lead to a damage waterproofing or create a place where water will just be trapped.

Tile On Top Over Tiles

As anything this advice is general in nature your space or bathroom is unique and this is only based on looking at thousands apon thousands of bathrooms and where the tiles have been tiled on top of tiles. Like anything if you are limited by cost or time this might be the asnwer for you or even if you are trying to spruce up a sale why not. Tiling on top of tiles would just not be the thing I would advise you to do.

If you are looking at painting tiles or painting over tiles CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW for the full article.

Painting Tiles

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at smallbathroomrenovations@gmail.com

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