Tile over tile in a shower

bstnx4August 17, 2014

I am remodeling my bathroom. My existing shower floor has tile. There is nothing wrong with it (just updating the look). Is it ok to tile over the existing tile and what prep/steps do I need to do?

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Sophie Wheeler

One of the worst ideas ever. Don't be so sure that you won't have moisture damage behind the walls and under the floor. Gut it, or leave it alone until you are ready to gut it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 6:39PM
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Trebruchet

The Tile Council of North America disagrees with hollysprings:

Here is a link that might be useful: TCNA

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 5:41AM
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Sophie Wheeler

Not saying it can't be done Treb. Shouldn't. It's not a good idea. There are so many showers ''in good condition'' that when ripped out, were anything but in good condition. Shortcuts usually mean long travel.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 7:47AM
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HandyMac

Tiling over tile in dry areas(not bathrooms/showers) is one thing.

I agree tiling over shower tile is a bad idea.

Even if the existing tile is in good condition---and(huge and) the waterproofing(if any) under the existing tile is in good shape, adding another layer of area where trapping water is a probability is simply creating a future problem.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 10:09AM
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micasasucasa

I had a neighbor who did that and they regret it. Not worth any future problems, in the long run it could cost you a ton of money.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:51AM
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