Plan of attack?
My wife and I are considering putting ceramic flooring in throughout the kitchen/hallway of our home. Currently, there are 12" vinyl tiles [glued] laid directly over the concrete slap. I had to remove 9 of the tiles about 2 months ago and replace them, due to my wife dragging the couch over them. That took a good 2 hours just to get 9 tiles up.
What's the best plan of attack here? I though about putting some cement board down directly on top of the vinyl tiles and then laying the ceramic over that.
If I do go through the herculean task of pulling up the vinyl, do I need to put something over the concrete before I lay the ceramic?
FYI: The house is 2.5 years old. We had the builder just put in "level 1" vinyl tiles because we knew we'd change it to ceramic ourselves eventually, cheaper than what they wanted to do it for. Now the tiles are starting to gap and it just doesn't look very nice. Total project area is about 300 sqft, and includes kitchen, 2 hallways, 3 closets, and a 1/2 bathroom.