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Rebelatheart 08-19-2012 08:18 PM

Peel and Stick over this type of tile....?
 
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Hey,

So, Ive done some searching on peel and stick over existing tile...

Ive read that its ok if you dont want it to last for years and years,
Ive read that you should put some type of cement board down..
Ive read that you can use some type of self leveling cement type stuff that you pour over the existing tile first..

I am trying to help my friend do some home improvement projects in her home before she list it for sale. Toilets, Vanity, etc.

Her bathrooms have those old little square tiles. I have no idea what they are made of really, which kind of made it hard to search and see if anyone has done what want to do.

I just want to know if:

1. It will atleast be an upgrade..I dont need perfection..just want the bathroom to look more modern.

2. It will last for a little while atleast (year or two).

I attached a picture (bad picture) of the floor, so hopefully you can get an idea of the type of tile I am talking about.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Fix'n it 08-19-2012 09:14 PM

peel & stick will SOON show the pattern of that tile underneath . and it will probably shift around a little, after a while.

joecaption 08-19-2012 09:16 PM

If there's nothing wrong with the tile that's there now and it's only the color you do not like I'd leave it.
Your going to spend way to much time and money trying to do it wrong and cheap.

rusty baker 08-20-2012 08:14 AM

Peel and Stick will not stick good to ceramic tile. Leave the floors as is.

Blondesense 08-20-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 992439)
If there's nothing wrong with the tile that's there now and it's only the color you do not like I'd leave it.
Your going to spend way to much time and money trying to do it wrong and cheap.

+1 :yes:

It's a decent color. I'd spend the money on new shower curtain and towels. Something cohesive and not so....zebra

joecaption 08-20-2012 12:29 PM

And cut off and cap those toilet bolts.
May want to paint the walls a nice light tan color or pick up one of the colors in the tile. Everything being white makes it look like a generac cerial box and makes the tile stick out more.

Single Malt 08-20-2012 02:05 PM

We had a similar dilemma when selling our house. We simply kept that old tile, and color matched paint. Putting peel and stick tile is not a good idea. Even if you intend on putting some type of smooth surface over that old tile, then stick-tile on that. You are not doing the new homeowner any favors by doing that.

Keep that tile, get a new vanity, and match the paint. Done.

Oh, and like someone else said, cut those through bolts on the toilet. :tooth:


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