Learn how to install tile over tile and adjust toilet height to accomodate the new layer of tile. Find out how having a plumber make a simple adjustment to the toilet flange will make it possible to install tile over tile.
LESLIE: Joan in New York has a question about tiling. How can we help you?
JOAN: Hi. My husband and I are going to give our bathroom a facelift .
JOAN: We’re changing vanity, toilet and floor tiles. And someone told us we can put tile on top of tile . Is that true?
TOM: Tile on top of tile? Yes, absolutely. In fact, in many houses that were built in the heavy development years of like the ‘80s, they usually have sort of that plain white tile on the bathroom floor that …
TOM: … the [builder was put down] (ph). But even though it didn’t look that good, it turned out that it was adhered really well (Leslie chuckles) and it didn’t …
LESLIE: It’s an excellent base.
TOM: Yeah and it didn’t really make any sense to take it up. So you can put new tile on top of old tile.
JOAN: But then what happens to the toilet? Won’t the toilet be too high?
TOM: Yes. You have to adjust the flange and a plumber can do that …
TOM: … to sit up a little bit higher.
JOAN: OK. I think you’ve answered my question.
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Alright.
TOM: (overlapping voices) Well, there you go. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.