How to Install Ceramic Tile Over Wood Decking?

Answer Ceramic tile should be laid over surfaces that are solid, flat and inflexible, since movement under the tile can cause cracks. As such, wood decking is not the preferred base for ceramic tile. Howe... Read More »

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Can you install a wood floor over an existing ceramic tile floor?

Answer No. Generally wood flooring needs to be nailed down. You may be able to get away with installing a floating laminate floor over the tile, but I would check with the maker of the laminate flo... Read More »

Can I install ceramic tiles over ceramic tile flooring?

I don't think I would, if it is a shiny glazed tile in place now, There wont be a bond between the old and new tiles. If the current tile is a rough slate tile, maybe. Check the recommedations of... Read More »

Can you install vinyl tile over ceramic tile?

Only if the vinyl was previously installed over concrete, and has a positive bond. Scar the finish of the vinyl with a hand sander (course paper), and use a high strength thinset for the installat... Read More »

How do you install ceramic tile over vinyl tile?

It is best to remove the vinyl tile. If it is not on cement and is on wood you can install cement backer board. Be sure to put thin set under the board. If you spend the money and time to install c... Read More »