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Hi,

So i have a bathroom floor to tile the house is around 8 months old and they want the floor tiles changing but adamant dont want the mess of ripping up old ones,

Whats a good adhesive to use i was going use mapei flexible and some kind of primer after i have cleaned old tiles with sugar soap

Any tips welcome
 
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So what kind of uplift in the existing floor levels is there.........hallway carpet to bathroom floor?
 

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So what kind of uplift in the existing floor levels is there.........hallway carpet to bathroom floor?
Its level with the carpet in the bedroom , they are happy to have a slight step created its a ensuite
 
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Its level with the carpet in the bedroom , they are happy to have a slight step created its a ensuite
So the existing floor is unlikely to have any overboarding if the the floor heights are level.
Your taking a risk overtiling, not knowing what the makeup of the subfloor is. If you were to take this job on I would be explaining to the customer that no guarantee's would be offered and that entails for you if it did fail.
 

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So the existing floor is unlikely to have any overboarding if the the floor heights are level.
Your taking a risk overtiling, not knowing what the makeup of the subfloor is. If you were to take this job on I would be explaining to the customer that no guarantee's would be offered and that entails for you if it did fail.
I have explained im not happy overtiling but i have done a lot of work in past for them and members of their family so dont really want give them a flat no, regarding substrate i assume as its a new build and was tiled when built it was prepared properly so the floor was level
 
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If you really must tile over (not in any way advised due to relying on previous prep) prime and grip primer, Mapei or TM will give you the best bond to existing tiles...
 

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Got failure written all over it , it's not anything like tiling over a solid screed floor .
 

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Sometimes you just have to take control - do it correctly or walk away - or you will find you don’t get any more work from them.
Nowhere have you said it’s a timber or solid floor.
 

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Take them up of don't do the job, it's a new build and weather it be timber or a screed floor, they will have been fixed badly.
 

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