Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


I have a plywood sub floor and am going to put peel and stick tiles down. Do I need to fill the cracks and if so with what? The manufacturer instructions say that I do not have to put anything on the plywood but I have added a glue in the past and have had great success with peel and stick tiles.

bherdman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


Hi and welcome.

Thread moved to get speedier response.

If you mean the gaps in the T&G subfloor, you could use caulk to fill the cracks, but wait until completely dry before laying the peel n' stick tiles. (overnight would be best) DO NOT use silicone caulk of any kind.
The only reason to do this is to avoid tile sagging into the crack over time, but it would be barely noticeable in most cases.
Be sure floor is VACUUMED clean before application as well.
*good luck*

DM

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


I should add that the tiles will not stick to silicone.
Other compounds may be better to use as well. Guys? Spackle? Bondo? LOL

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,772
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


Cementious based floor fill.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 1,722
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


A question that has been bugging me about peel and stick tile. A HD rep reccomended a primer designe specifically to go down on the subfloor prior th sticking down the tile. Is primer worth while. The 1/4 inch plywood I pland to use is quite absorbant. It seems like they would stick very well to it already.
Jim F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 886
Default

Do I fill the cracks when I am putting peel and stick tiles?


Preping your plywood sub floor is good pratice of the flooring trades for vinyl tiles glue down or peal'n stick and sheetgoods.

Durhams RockHard (water putty) was an old favorite of mine for seams and set nails or screws. Apply with 4" or wider knife if needed... let set..scrape ridges and sand smooth. Also good for chips or other flaws on the plywood. Get all the dust and debris up before you start to lay the flooring.

May be better products out there now...


Last edited by Big Bob; 04-05-2010 at 04:05 PM.
Big Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I fill the gaps? TReally Flooring 1 03-09-2010 07:06 AM
Re-Roofing: Okay to Re-Use Peel n Stick? GrillMouster Roofing/Siding 8 12-06-2009 01:55 PM
Peel and Stick Tile Over Existing Bathroom Ceramic Tile Floor mark2741 Flooring 2 11-03-2009 06:08 PM
Peel & Stick Tiles onto Plywood Subfloor kimmyb Flooring 5 01-25-2009 03:07 PM
Peel and stick matching melkisadek Flooring 6 01-16-2008 07:52 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.