You can cover your existing ceramic tiles with any coating material of your choice such as ceramic, granite and marble without crushing them.
First of all, the soundness of existing ceramic must be checked. If existing ceramics have lost their strength locally or are broken, repair works should be done first. If there are any broken or displaced tiles, these tiles should be removed and the gap must be filled with 4002 Tamirart 30 thick repair mortar. If there are structural cracks on the surface, 4004 Tamirart S40 should be used. You can fill the empty space by bonding an intact tile. When you are sure that tiles are solid or the floor can withstand bonding new tiles, the surface can be renovated without removing existing tiles. The surface must be cleaned and made suitable for adhesion.
Prior to application, the surface must be roughened with 4506 Kalekim Dolgulu Astar (Smooth Surface Primer) in order to increase the bonding on very bright and less absorbent surfaces such as ceramic and marble under any situations.
Tiling and Grouting
It is suitable to bond ceramic tiles by using the high performance 1055 Granitech adhesive. Care should be taken to select adhesive according to different types of coating materials or system requirements. Grouting should be done with 2200 Ultrafuga, which is dirt resistant due to its water repellency feature brought by its silicone content.
- Existing Ceramic Tile
- Kalekim Dolgulu Astar / Smooth Surface Primer
- Granitech White
- Ceramic Tile