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Avaire Archive 06-15-2009 10:58 AM

Installation over tile
Author: Kevin
Date: 3/16/2007 9:15 pm EDT
I want to install the product in a bathroom that is currently tiled. Do I need to rip the tile out or can I simply install directly over the existing tile?

Avaire Archive 06-15-2009 10:59 AM

RE: Installation over tile
Author: Jonathan
Date: 3/16/2007 11:13 pm EDT
It really depends upon two things:

1) How flat the current tile installation is.
2) Is the current tile well-adhered.

We have installed Avaire over existing tile, and marble floors successfully. If you have any high corners/edges, you may need to chip/grind them off (of course, this does ruin the original floor). Or if you have major low spots, you may need to use a leveling compound.

The best way to check is to place the Avaire tiles on the floor in different positions. If you have any high spots that result in "teetering", you'll need to bring those high spots down.

If you have loose tile, you'll want to remove and fill with a leveling compound.

You'll want to ensure you don't have height issues - the Avaire tile is slightly under 5/8" thick. While this is thinner than a typical tile/underlayment combination, as a new layer above existing tile, you might need to trim door bottoms, or do height transitions to other floors.

If you want to send pictures of your current tile situation, we can try to advise from the pics.

Avaire Archive 06-15-2009 10:59 AM

RE: Installation over tile
Author: thomas owens
Date: 12/13/2007 12:13 am EDT
can you tile over seramic tile

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