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jcgardner

01:54AM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 09/26/06
3 lifetime posts
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I am buying a condo with a tile-over-concrete floor. Is it possible to remove the tile and re-surface with concrete to get that industrial smooth concrete floor look? Is this done with "regular" concrete of some type of epoxied specialty mix? What should I expect in terms of cost, compared to removing the existing tile and just replacing it with a different tile? Length of time from start to finish (done by a professional)?

The existing tile is 6" square and is a dark terracotta color. I'm not sure if it is truly terracotta or if it is ceramic.

How is the tile removed? Is this something I could do myself if the proper tools are available for rental?

Info and links will be appreciated as are stories of personal experience. If anyone knows of a qualified contractor in the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas), that info would also be helpful.

fugazi48

07:22AM | 09/28/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
the quickcrete(sp?) website has instruction for most any application. I know they make a resurfacer

Starlch34

10:07AM | 10/11/06
Member Since: 08/24/05
25 lifetime posts
Mapei (www.mapei.com) offers a new product called concrete renew as well as several "Top" products which are all for re-topping concrete. You can find a distributor near you by looking on their website, however, they do not do the work, so you'll have to look thru your local Yellow Pages for that part. (Or maybe try the St Thomas Business Bureau? They may refer you to a local business that can do all of it.)

Good luck!

Mid America Tile - showroom

847-439-3110 ph

847-439-5889 fax
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