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Old 02-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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I live in an older home and do not intend to stay long but would like to overlay self stick tiles over sheet vinyl. The self stick is slate patterned and 3/32" thick, dark slate finish. Will the lines from the under vinyl floor show through? Should I remove the vinyl and then lay the self stick.

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i put self stick over vinyl once. after a while the pattern from the sheet showed through. also, the tiles moved around a little, and some glue oozed out.
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One of the last forms of flooring anyone here would have suggest to use.
Even a cheap laminite would be better then that.
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I live in an older home and do not intend to stay long but...
Live with the vinyl sheet that's there until you go...
or replace what is there with new vinyl sheet and actually get the benefit of the work and expense rather than doing it in two or three years for the next owner benefit and so you can sell
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Thanks. It's kind of what I thought.Was just hoping the thickness of the tile and the color would camouflage.
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Was just hoping the thickness of the tile and the color would camouflage.
it just might, depends on how picky you are. i was happy with what i had. until i got the remodeling bug and became more picky. i then did a nice engineered wood.

and if i had removed the sheet, then did the tiles. the end result would not have been as good.

while joe is correct. peel & stick tiles do have their place. and are often better than the same priced alternatives.
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I know self stick tiles are not the best choice but in an old house that will probably be demolished, I'm just looking for a quick fix for about 3 years. If this were my permanent residence, I'd definitely get something professionally installed and go with a wood floor. I dislike laminate flooring because it's so noisy and cheap looking even with a cushion. Nothing like solid hard wood.

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