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Easier Tiling Projects

Re-tiling is a great way to update the look and feel of a home, and possibly even add to its value. But just like moving home, a renovation can be a combination of stress and excitement, and – often puts immense strain on households.

20/04/2018

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Home renovation and home improvement can create a lot of stress on you and your family.  There’s nothing worse than coming home to a thick layer of dust over everything with children running around. That's when Renovate Tile Adhesive saves you time and money, and reduces frustration throughout any home renovations.

Re-tiling is a great way to update the look and feel of a home, and possibly even add to its value, especially if your ceramic tile is scratched or dated. But it’s impossible to escape all the disruption that comes with a tiling project. However, you can use products for a smoother, less stressful one. While tiling upgrades are inconvenient, time-consuming and messy, there are several steps that can be taken by homeowners to manage and reduce potential stress and mess in the home.

Tile over existing tiles

We took a page from the Family Handyman to see what they recommend for tiling over tile:

1. Use an angle grinder to remove any high spots on the existing tiled floor. It's also a good idea to go over the surface of existing tiles and roughen up the finish with 80-grit sanding flaps (used on an angle grinder).

2. Butter the back of the tiles being installed with a flat layer of tile adhesive (Renovate Tile Adhesive). For heavier tiles, also use a notched trowel to apply a layer of adhesive on top of the existing tiles.

3. Press the new tiles firmly onto the floor and slide perpendicular to the notched lines in the tile adhesive.

It's as easy as that. Let technology work for you and cut out the dust, noise and disruption that comes with chipping out tiles.

Renovate Tile Adhesive allows tiles to be laid directly onto existing tiles or substrates and cuts out surface preparation work. Not only will this simplify the process, but it also ensures a cleaner, faster and cheaper renovation thanks to a reduction in labour and surface preparation material costs. Plus, Renovate Tile Adhesive is quick setting (in only six hours!).

 

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