Tile Installation: How to Tile Over Existing Tile

You can lay new ceramic tile over old tile if you use the preparation methods we show you here.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Angle grinder
  • Belt sander
  • Dust mask
  • Notched trowel
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum

You'll also need a rotary tool, leather gloves, rubber gloves and a masonry wheel for the angle grinder.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 80-grit sanding belts
  • Ceramic tile
  • Thin-set mortar with latex fortifier