How to Replace Tile Floor?

Installing a new white tile floor is a great way to update a space. If the old tiles and subfloor are in good shape, then you can tile directly over them. Or, you can pull up the flooring and start over entirely from scratch. To lay your stone tiles, start by deciding on a pattern. Then, apply thin-set to the floor and set each tile down individually. Keep going until your floor is finished, wipe it down with a wet sponge, and admire your work.

Decide whether or not to tile directly on top of the prior layer. If the old Cement tile is securely installed and in good condition, you can save yourself a lot of time by just laying new tile on top of it. However, the floor level will change a bit. If you rip up the old tile, it will take more time, but you can guarantee that the subfloor is secure.

Tap each old tile lightly to check for looseness. Get a small wood mallet and tap the center of each wood tile. Listen closely to the noise that follows. If it sounds hollow, then you need to pull up the tile, spread a layer of thin-set underneath it, and press it back down.

Check the floor for levelness. Place a level down on the floor. Look at it to see if the floor reads out as perfectly level. Move your level device around to check all parts of the room. If there are high points in the room, use a masonry grinder to grind them down. If there are low points, plan to build them up with some extra thin-set before laying your new tile.

Sand the old tiles down. Get an 80-grit or rougher sand paper. Go over the room, sanding each area until all of the Wood Marble tile is a bit rough on the surface. Use a broom or vacuum to pick up any dust left over from sanding. The rougher texture of the tile will help the new tile to attach more securely to the floor.Before you start working, put on a pair of construction goggles to protect your eyes. Don protective gloves that fit you well, if you are worried about skin irritation.