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Tile over old Marble Fire Surround

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by YNWA2012, 18 Aug 2019.

  1. YNWA2012

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    I want to tile over an out dated marble surround (see picture).

    I was planning to scratch the old marble and then PVA.

    Then use a cement based flex adhesive to fix the new tiles (see picture)

    And advice greatly appreciated.

    It’s a small area but realise these small tasks can turn out a lot harder.

    Thanks for any help and comments.
     

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  2. Gordon1959

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    I'd use a strong contact adhesive to fix a suitably sized piece of hardboard and fix the tiles to that. If the marble has a high gloss finish I doubt a pva base will hold anything more than a sheet of paper.
     
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  4. YNWA2012

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    Thanks for your reply. Just so I understand you would suggest sticking the hardboard to the old marble?
     
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