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Last Updated: 4th Oct 2022

Can you tile over concrete?

While tile can be placed directly on a concrete slab, Schluter's Ditra is designed to separate or auncouple the tile from any movement in the substrate. It also protects grout and tile from cracking.



People also ask if it is possible to lay tiles directly on concrete.

Concrete can be used to install tile directly, but cracks and shifts in concrete can cause problems. All movement in concrete transfers to the tiles. Concrete cracks immediately become tile cracks.

Another question is, can tile be laid over concrete walls? 3 Answers. You can put tiles on the concrete walls. It is important to have a waterproof membrane to separate the finished materials (tiles) from the structure (concrete walls, cement backboards on any framed walls).

How do you prepare concrete floors for tile?

To get rid of any dust or debris, sweep your concrete floor. Next, clean the concrete floor with a damp mop and plain water. Use a few drops of a degreasing cleaner in warm, soapy water to scrub the concrete using a scrub brush. Finally, rinse thoroughly.

Do you need to prime concrete floors before tiling?

Priming Concrete Floors. New concrete floors or screeded floors are different. Although adhesive manufacturers claim you can tile directly onto concrete or screed, we recommend using a primer to ensure that the adhesive has a good base to work with.