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    Tiles on top of tiles ?

    Tilers

    Will my bathroom look smaller if the tiler tiles on top of existing tiles ?

    Asked by Janet on 8th Jul 2021
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    PS bathrooms

    "Bathroom wouldn't look smaller if you put tiles on top other tiles"

    Answered on 17th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    southern Edge Tiling

    "I wouldn't tile on top of tiles as you don't know the quality of the bond already between first layer and the wall also have to think about weight ratio per square metre"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Sutton Coldfield Premier Tiling

    "While you can tile on tiles, it’s not advisable.

    A lot of bathrooms I see, the tiles aren’t installed correctly in the first place, so add to that the additional weight of another level of tiles and adhesive, and you’re looking at the whole lot crashing down. In a bathroom, the plaster behind the tiles retains moisture, so isn’t very sturdy. We tend to put cement boards on the wall prior to tiling.

    If you cut corners it’ll cost you in the long term."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Chris House

    "You can tile straight over tiles as i have done this loads with McDonalds refurb contracts. However it will reduce the size of the room though not by much. The problem you will have is when you get to the door threshold as you will need to install deeper architrave."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Tile unique

    "Yes you can tile on top of tiles and it won’t look smaller"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    Giani builders ltd

    "Yes we do that sometime but first you need to apply an special adhesive on the top of existing ones for a stronger grip"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    The Little Tiling Company

    "Definitely, you'll lose an inch on every wall, that's 4 inch.. I'd always remove old tiles."

    Answered on 15th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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