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Tiling over porcelain tiles

Postby beauticat » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:42 am

The kitchen in our new house has dark grey porcelain floor tiles which are EXTREMELY shiny and positively blinding when the sun shines! We want to cover them up and as an interim solution have decided to use laminate floor tiles as they are reasonably cheap and the floor area is quite large. The problem is that we are concerned that the floor tiles will not stick as the porcelain is very smooth and shiny.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this without spending too much money?

thanks all

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Postby rosebery » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:45 pm

Your post says tiling but laminate implies floating floor and you don't normally stick laminate down. Perhaps you could clarify.

If you are tiling over the porc you'll need to give it a good scrub with sugar soap, prime well with SBR (or similar) and away you go using flexi adhesive and grout.

If laying laminate lay it floating over a rubber based underlay. The expanded polystyrene stuff is rubbish.

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