Re: Installation over cement board
Date: 3/11/2007 5:49 pm EDT
Removing the existing tile is usually a big job, especially since you'll need to get the floor relatively level for Avaire (or any other floor covering). I don't think there are any easy/simply answers - just "elbow grease".
Based on your description, I assume the grout on your floor is a traditional cement-based product, and not an epoxy grout or other more advanced grout product. If you are satisfied with your tile, you might first try a different grout product designed to handle slight movement. Cement-based grout is very unforgiving for even slight movements.
Avaire Flexible Grout might do the trick, but keep in mind that with Avaire, the amount of movement between each tile is limited by the tray system - if the movement between each of your tiles is significant, then even Avaire Flexible Grout may not be sufficiently flexible.
Good luck and let us know how it comes out!