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Old 01-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #16
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I put ceramic tiles over lino in a bathroom in my old condo and in the year or so that we lived there after, I didn't notice any problems. Then again, it was a condo that I knew we were going to be selling. Would I do the same thing in our house? Probably not.


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Old 12-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #18
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On the contrary, IF the Linoelum is SECURELY down on the cement or wood. You can tile right over it. Go to the depot or Lowes and get the tile Bonding agent/adhesive. You mix the thinset with that INSTEAD of water. It sticks to anything. You can tile right over existing ceramic, wood, concrete, linoelum etc.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #19
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Tips for redoing lino floor

We wanted to go over the sticky tiles in our kitchen because somehow they shifted prior to us moving in; maybe shoddy install by the previous home owner. We decided not to fill in the cracks and lay the new lino directly over the old. We found that to remove the sticky tiles we needed to razor cut around them through the original lino. This helped get down to the underlayment. However the old lino backing was paper and separated at various thickness; it was like a cereal box material. After trying to scrape the paper off, in an effort save teh underlayment, we gave up. The old underlayment came up easily after chiseling through the 1/4 inch and then used a pry bar to pop it up some more. After that the 3.5 foot crowbar was great at removing the rest of the underment. We should have used some type of seam filler between the new underlayment because we can see where the seams are. Its better than it was, but hopefully someone out there reads this and learns this lesson the easy way. Take all the helpful tips suggested and dont skip steps, it could mean having it look great great instead of just better. I guess this is part of gaining experience as a DIYer.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:03 PM   #20
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If you want lino to come up really easily, use a heat gun. Hold the heat on it for a sec, the glue will loosen and it's pretty easy.

Personally I wouldn't tile over lino, may as well put in a bit of extra effort and know exactly what it's going over. Lino over lino, on the over hand, can be fine, if the original lino is still well adhered, IMO
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:29 AM   #21
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8 years ago I tiled my kitchen floor over the old linoleum, using some "extra-strong" thin-set I found at the Home Depot. No problems.


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