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Can I put a tile on a tile: reducing costs, saving time

Can I put a tile on a tile

Our desire to save money often leads tothat we begin to look for an opportunity to save their money, even in such seemingly difficult and important matter, as repairs. Well, how can you save on your own home and your comfort? Of course not! But there are some points to save on construction of which could and should be. For example, you have decided to replace the old bathroom tiles with a new and immediately you have a reasonable question: "Is it possible to put the tiles on the tiles?" Maybe you can do a little blood and directly over the old pavement to lay a new one? Answer: "It is possible!"


  • Saving money or the desire to speed up the process?
  • Specificity of surface preparation

Saving money or the desire to speed up the process?

The need to tile over the old layer can occur for three reasons:

  • banal desire to save on the dismantling of the old tiles;
  • large size of the building when the work to remove the coating will take a very long time;
  • deadlines facing works.

In any case, whatever the reason is not standing at the head of the decision taken by you, you should check out old tile "Strength", then she will not stand, "the neighbor from above."

Specificity of surface preparation

Before laying the tiles need to make sure that the old has no flaws and tightly "hold" for the tie.

Inspect the floor, his prostuchitehammer, listen to the sound, which publishes the tile: if it "rattles", then you still have to buy a punch or take it out and start dismantling - this tile will not sustain the load and cause the destruction of the topcoat. Various bulges and cracks and evidence of the unsuitability of the old tiles as a basis for the new one.

Laying tiles on the tiles

The tiles on the tiles? Why not

Also check the level of the thresholds, especiallytrue for the bathroom. If the tile thresholds will be higher than in the corridor, when water gets on the floor (and it is to be sure to get - the bathroom) puddles in the bathroom adjacent to the room inevitable.

So, all measurements are made, the surface of the oldTiles tested, which means that you can start preparing for packing. Some for better adhesion of the adhesive on the tile making incisions or remove the top layer using a grinder. That is correct, smooth glazed tiles simply "push away" from himself glue, and other types of ceramic tiles, too, did not have a high absorbency.

Alternatively (and maybe even the onlyoption), you can use a special blend "Betonokontakt". This primer on acrylic base, which is composed of cement, sand and special fillers. The mixture has a very high capacity and engaging applied for the treatment of a variety of trudnovpityvayuschih surfaces, which may include a ceramic tile.

But before proceeding with the application"Betonokontakta" on a tile, it must be thoroughly cleaned from grease, dirt, dust and moisture. Also, you have to close all the elements polyethylene facilities, which should not be affected by "Betonokontakta". This pipe, valves (if you treat the wall) and so on. Otherwise, you will become a victim of its own as laziness - a dried ground with great difficulty removed from the surface.

When the surface is ready, you are ready to work. Apply the mixture can be and paint roller and brush, the main thing - to protect your hands with rubber gloves otherwise your skin will instantly become coarse.

Processing floor "Betonokontaktom" - a preliminary stage of work

Processing floor "Betonokontaktom" - a preliminary stage of work

After processing "Betonokontaktom" tiles will become rough, like a sheet of emery grained paper. This is the ideal basis for the future sex.


But so close is as treated "Betonokontaktom" tile surface

Once you will cover the entire surfaceold tile primer will have three hours to arrange a "smoke break" - the mixture should be dry and partly soak into the substrate. After this time, you can begin to work on the wall, and you can not even plastered surface, but only if it is flat. In the presence of irregularities will have to spend more time and plastering the basics - you do not want to during laying tiles have a problem?

As you can see, putting tiles on the tiles, you can evenyou need to save time and money. Just do not forget that any repair work, accompanied by a desire to preserve accumulated, can turn into big trouble in the future. But they can not spill, depending on how and what to save.

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