Tiling DIY Advice and Tips – Can I Tile Over Existing Tiles?
Removing existing tiles can be costly when it comes to carrying out tiling jobs. In particular, when the existing tiles are old they might easily pull off the wall plaster or plasterboard when they are removed, resulting in a costly plastering job and the hassle of involving even more tradespeople in your tiling job. Worse still, you might be undertaking a full bathroom refurbishment and with every additional tradesman that you bring in you add days and sometimes weeks to the completion date of your overall job as one tradesman waits for another to complete his particular sector of the job. One option is to tile over the existing tiling and whilst this is not something that a lot of tilers like to undertake it shouldn’t cause too many problems if a few simple points are taken into consideration. Firstly, make absolutely sure that your existing tiles are firmly adhered to your wall. Its safe to say that however well your new tiles are fitted, if they are fixed over existing tiling which