Ceramic over plastic

Name: Jz14225
Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm MST
 
Topic
In both my bathroom and kitchen, there are plastic tiles on the walls. In the bath on all walls except the shower area, and in the kitchen on all walls to include the backsplash over the counter. I can only assume that it would be a large job to remove the tiles, then the substrate. Can I install ceramic tiles over the plastic tiles? The tiles are solid, with no cracks. If so, what type of adhesive would I use? Please advise. Thank you.
Name: Jerm
Posted: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm MST
 
Reply: 1
No take it out. Quit being cheap and take iit off if it is plastic then it should come off pretty easy,
Name: Rd Tile
Posted: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm MST
 
Reply: 2
Easy Jerm, they just asked a simple question, no one said they are cheap.
Name: Bud Cline Tile
Posted: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm MST
 
Reply: 3
Those plastic tiles aren't suitable to apply new tiles over. The old adhesive is very brittle by now and not reliable. I realize you think the old is solid but I doubt it really is for this purpose.grin
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