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TomR1972

06:24PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 02/06/03
28 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Would like to tile my family room which has tile on it now. The tile is some kind of very very thin tile that buts up against the others with no grout. It probably has asbestos and therefor i would just as soon tile over if possible. Any suggestions? Is that doable? Thanks!!

carpetman

07:34PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
what kind of tile do you have,it sounds like vinyl tile,if it is vinyl tile it could have asbestos in it.(DON'T SAND IT)
what kind of tile would you like to put down, vinyl or ceramic? what is your subfloor ,wood or cement slab?and last how well is the existing tile glued down? is any part loose?in general terms most installer's don't like to install over an existing floor. please post this additional info...thanks

TomR1972

07:43PM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 02/06/03
28 lifetime posts
It is very thin tile, i am not sure what type but pretty sure it has asbestos. I want to put ceramic tile in on top. Its a very very solid floor only one or two tiles have cracked and that was due to legs of a couch other than that its been very solid. Those existing tiles are on a concrete slab ...i can see that from the step up from our garage into our family room where that tile is. I hope that helps?

TomR1972

03:51PM | 09/09/03
Member Since: 02/06/03
28 lifetime posts
Yes i have been told it looks like a vinyl tile....is it possible to clean the surface with some solution and tile over the top of this?

carpetman

03:23PM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
clean the floor REALY well with a wax remover,make sure there are no loose tiles,and put down your ceramic tile...good luck
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