Tile Over Tile- Radiant Heated Bathroom Floor

 Tile Over Tile- Radiant Heated Bathroom Floor

Tile over tile implies precisely what it says, however for this situation will sandwich a layer of brilliant warming mats between the old and the new tile. Tile over tile is a simple approach to maintain a strategic distance from the chaos connected with tearing up the old lavatory floor, yet requires exhaustive arranging.


Before you introduce a brilliant warmth tangle over the old washroom tile and put in new tile over the tangle, you ought to check the floor for diversion. This is the most extreme sum the floor can move under the foreseen stack (you). Fired tile is hard and will break or oust if the surface curves under the heap. Here’s a straightforward test:

Remain amidst the restroom floor and bounce around. On the off chance that the floor moves it has an avoidance issue and is not a decent contender for tile over tile establishment until you strengthen the sub-floor.

Stay away from That Sinking Feeling:

Since you’re tiling over tile, you should arrange ahead of time to abstain from making the vanity, latrine and tub seem as though they’re “sinking” into the new floor.

One approach to keep the restroom apparatuses from turning gulped upward by the new floor is to evacuate the baseboard and reinstall it over the new tile. Even better, why not purchase new baseboard tile as well?

With a specific end goal to make up for around 1/2″ of extra floor tallness, anticipate altering the length of the door(s) and conceivably introducing another edge.


Evacuate or re-connect broken tile pieces. On the off chance that you evacuate them, hold up until the floor has been sanded and altogether vacuumed before you fill the spaces with mortar.

In the event that any of the tiles have breaks more extensive than 1/8″, you ought to consider a split detachment layer. This film is a move on item that you apply to the old tile. The layer permits the new floor to move freely of the old.

Next, sand the old tile so the mortar has a decent holding surface. A belt sander would guarantee a predictable holding surface.

If it’s not too much trouble ensure you wear a face cover and wellbeing glasses while sanding. The tiles may have been let go with harmful lead coat.

In the wake of sanding, vacuum the tile and wipe down with a universally handy more clean. Give careful consideration to the zones untouched by the sander.


Reveal the mats pre-assembled to your determinations by the producer. Some brilliant frameworks, as Quickmat, are self-glue and require no mortar to secure them to the old tile floor.

In case you’re home has just a single restroom, cover the warming mats amid inescapable interferences with plywood or overwhelming cardboard.

All through the establishment procedure, utilize a computerized ohm meter to check the resistance of the warming mats. This will help you screen the mats for shortcircuits.

Have your circuit repairman interface the warming mats to the power source and introduce the indoor regulator. Contingent upon the nearby electrical examination techniques, you may need to hold up until the occupation is investigated before you begin laying tile.

Trowel out the mortar over the mats. A few producers suggest latex-altered or epoxy-changed mortar and grout rather than water-based multi-reason cements. Mortar beds thicker than 3/8 inch ought to work fine for most frameworks; they simply take somewhat longer to warm up.

Since you won’t cover the whole floor with warming mats(under the can), ensure the mortar in these territories is level with the mortar covering the warming mats.

This may sound self-evident, yet don’t strike the trowel against the tangle to expel abundance mortar from the trowel. This could separate the warming wire.

At last, you can introduce the new tile and baseboard.

Fire It Up!

Your new brilliant warmed lavatory floor looks excellent and you can hardly wait to get warm feet. Proceed, however just for 10 minutes. Try not to put the framework into full operation until the mortar is completely cured. This can take up to four weeks.

See why intensive arranging is so imperative?

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