How to Place New Wall Tile Over Old Tile

Tile can be introduced over tile as long as the fundamental tile is sound. Prior to thinking about whether to introduce tile over tile, review the first establishment for breaks, free tiles and water harm. On the off chance that the fundamental tile isn't steady, the tile that you put over it will clasp, break or tumble crazy after some time. A typical issue confronting installers of wall tiles is the tiles' moving lower under the power of gravity before the cement sets. This is generally brought about by not blending your glue appropriately. Intently adhere to your producer's guidelines to guarantee legitimate blending.

Directions

Preparing the Surface

1. Clean the outer layer of the tile that you are tiling over.

2. Sand the outer layer of the tile to help the white vinyl tiles of the new tile to this surface. Utilize a sander with 80-coarseness sandpaper to unpleasant the outer layer of the tile.

3. Tidy and up the surface to eliminate any residue brought about by the sanding.

Spreading Out the Tile

4. Track down the specific focus of the wall. To do this, utilization an estimating tape to track down the focal point of each side of the wall and define an opposite boundary from the edge across the wall. At the convergence of this X and Y pivot is your middle imprint.

5. At the foundation of the wall lay a line of free tiles from the middle imprint to the furthest limit of one of the walls or establishment region. Make certain to embed two spacers in each tile with the goal that you get a legitimate format. You can in all likelihood not fit the last tile between the edge of the wall and the line of tiles. This is fine; forget about that one until further notice.

6. Measure the separation from the last full tile to the edge of the wall or establishment region. Note this distance for some other time.

7. Lay one more line of free tiles from the focal point of the wall the other way.

8. Measure the separation from the last full tile to the edge of the wall or establishment region.

9. Move the upward focus line to part the distance between these two estimations. For instance, assuming the space on the left side is 8 inches and the space on the right side is 4 inches, move your line 2 crawls to the left so there are 6 creeps on each side.

10. Rehash this interaction for the even community line. In any case, since you are introducing wall tiles you can not lay these on the floor as you accomplished for the upward focus line.

11. Place a tile at the middle imprint and hold it with your hand.

12. Put you tile spacer on top of the tile and leave an imprint on top of the tile spacer.

13. Set the lower part of a tile at this imprint and rehash the cycle. Place a tile spacer and leave an imprint.

14. Measure the separation from the last full tile to the highest point of the wall. Mark this distance for sometime in the future.

15. Rehash a similar interaction toward the lower part of the wall from the middle imprint.

16. Compromise between the two estimations and change the middle line as required. The convergence between these two changed lines is your tiling community mark. This parts the wall into four quarters. You will tile these quarters each in turn beginning from the middle imprint.

Setting up the Thinset

17. Pour a portion of the producer's suggested measure of water into the 5-gallon can.

18. Void portion of the sack of thinset into the pail.

19. With your processor/powerful drill set at a low speed, with the blender connected, mix the water and thinset.

20. Add the leftover water and thinset in little bunches while blending, until you have added the entirety of the water and thinset.

21. Subsequent to mixing completely, permit the thinset to sit for 15 minutes so the cements inside it can completely integrate.

Laying the Tile

22. Scoop a part of thinset out of your pail with the half-inch scoop.

23. Begin at your middle imprint and spread the thinset across the old tiles. Slant the scoop at a 30-degree point and spread the thinset in enormous half-bend strokes. The edge of the scoop shouldn't haul along the tile underneath, however ought to press the thinset against the hidden floor.

24. Spread a few square feet of thinset out. Try not to cover the entire floor.

25. Place one tile at your middle imprint, toward the side of the quarter of the wall that you are beginning with. Try not to press the tile down into the thinset, however give it a delicate, even press with the goal that it bonds to the thinset.

26. Place a tile close to that one and supplement two tile spacers between them. Place the tile close enough that you don't need to move the tile unnecessarily to be flush against the spacers.

27. Proceed with this course of spreading little fixes of thinset, setting tiles and embedding two spacers.

28. Cut tiles that will bang into the wall or different obstacles with the wet saw. Recall while estimating these spaces to represent the distance that your joint (and spacers) will possess nearby. The joint is the region between your tiles that the grout will possess.

29. Go on around the room, finishing the quarters set apart out by your middle line marks.

30. When gotten done, permit tile to set for 48 hours, except if you utilized a quickset thinset, in which case allude to the producer's restoring time.

Grouting the Wall

31. Blend the grout as indicated by the producer's directions.

32. Scoop a cup-sized piece of grout with the cushioned grout float.

33. Begin grouting from a side of the room that will permit you to pursue the entryway. This will keep you from being caught in the room and strolling over the grout.

34. Spread the grout in a slanting course to the joint. Keep the float at a 30-degree point and be careful about holes in your inclusion.

35. Utilize a wet grout wipe to wipe up any overabundance grout in a corner to corner bearing to the joint. It doesn't make any difference which slanting heading you clear the grout off in, simply don't run the wipe straight down the grout joints yet. Wash the wipe frequently and ensure you enough eliminate any grout on the outer layer of the tile.

36. Wipe the grout wipe along the joints to break and shape the grout inside the joint.

37. Permit the grout to dry as per maker's particulars.

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