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I have the choice between 2 contractors for a renovation of my house. The frames must be redone and for the tiles our choice went to 60x40 travertine slabs. The current floor is terracotta tiles. A contractor proposes to recirculate on the existing one and the other prefers to deposit the current tile. What should I think?

It is certainly possible, and more economical, to keep the old tiles when it is in good condition, adhering to the support and sufficiently plan.
This being the case, note that the travertine slabs in this format are 12 mm thick, which, if the glue is counted, will raise the floor elevation to at least 15 mm (or even 20 mm if make a patch). Personally, if the price difference is not considerable, I always think better to deposit the old tiles to start from a net base.

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