Lay tiles professionally on tiles

Not always it is really necessary to remove old tile. Modern tile adhesives and primers allow you to lay tiles on tiles. After that, you will receive a comprehensive guide to laying tiles on tiles.

Laying tiles on tiles is no longer difficult today

Previously, tiles always had to be knocked out if they were to be renovated. This is particularly annoying when there is actually enough tolerance for the construction height. Because then the old tiles form at least of the basic properties an optimal, because even ground. However, many tiles are glazed and in no way designed to be placed on another tile layer. However, the specialist trade has also noticed that laying tiles on tiles is often a sensible alternative to completely tearing out the old tiles. Accordingly, the manufacturers have developed appropriate products, which also promise a good grip of tiles on tiles.

Step-by-step instructions for laying tiles on tiles

  • Leveling or leveling filler
  • priming
  • reverse primer
  • tiling
  • Tile adhesive, flexible
  • grout
  • tile spacers
  • silicone
  • drilling machine
  • Drill bit (for the respective tile material)
  • mixing paddle
  • mortar bucket
  • Angle grinder with grinding or grinding disc
  • notched trowel
  • trowel
  • jointing board
  • tile sponge
  • wooden spatula
  • rubber hammer
  • hammer
  • chisel
  • rubber gloves
  • at the floor tiles knee protection

1. Preparation

First, the old tiles must be checked for damage. Tap the tiles to see if there are large cavities below. If this is the case, carefully knock out the tile with a hammer and chisel. This way you can also handle heavily broken tiles and crumbled grout. It is best to remove the grout with a joint scraper. Small cracks can be compensated with leveling compound or liquid plastic. Removed tiles can be replaced with tile adhesive.

Basically, tiles are not suitable for bonding them with new tiles. So you have to pretreat the old tiles accordingly. You can grind them with the angle grinder (or a belt grinder). Instead or in addition, you can also apply a primer. A barrier primer is also recommended outdoors or in wet rooms such as bathrooms. After the primers have dried (observe the manufacturer's instructions), you can also level the joints with tile adhesive or filler. Now you have to wait again until everything is completely cured.

2. Tiling on tiles

Now you can start laying tiles on the old tiles. They are exactly the same as conventional tiles on a "normal" surface. Otherwise, no special features are to be considered.

3. Grouting tiles laid on tiles

The grouting will now also be carried out as with all other laid tile surfaces. Bring the grout diagonally to the joint with the grout board. After drying (if the grout is dull and no longer shiny) flush out the joints. Finally, inject the silicone compound into the expansion joint. Remove the silicone with a wooden spatula and smooth it with a damp finger.

Tips & Tricks

Clean the tiles immediately after grouting and flushing. So you can avoid having to use cement removal. He attacks not only the cement on the tiles, but also in the joints.

Use a flexible tile adhesive as flexible as possible. The grout should also be flexible. In addition, when laying tiles on tiles, you should exclusively use established branded products - only they can guarantee the permanent adhesion of the tiles to the old tiles.

You will find in the house journal numerous instructions especially for other surfaces such as wood or screed, but also for indoor and outdoor areas, but also to which pattern tiles are to be laid.

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