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Old 01-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #16
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kudos to the OP for keeping me chuckling while reading this.
My experience with Peel-n-stick is this: put some in the master bath in our house, this was the cheaper stuff at Lowe's, made my Cryntel, grouted with Cryntel's premixed grout. Cleaned the original sheet vinyl with DSP (I think that's the name) and tiled directly over it. No pattern coming through, and the floor has held up remakably well over the past 2.5 years, very happy with it, other than the "waxy" look it has.

In our secondary bathroom, removed the vinyl, due to a leaking toilet, took it down to the OSB subfloor. Put a layer of .25" ply on top of that, a self sealing primer, then used the Trafficmaster (I guess it's ceramica, I don't recall it having that name, but it's much thicker and nicer looking/feeling than the Cryntel). Kept the gaps at 1/8", again used the Cryntel premixed grout. Caulked around the perimeter with a silicone caulk. This floor is GREAT looking. I couldn't be happier. Granted it's only about 30ft², but the flooring has been in for 18 months, and I absolutely love it. Looks and feels like real tile (minus the cold) and the surface is tough, tough, tough. I'm now struggling with whether or not to place in my kitchen, some of the 12x24" tiles. I'd probably do the same install method.
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Yes I know everyone calls it linoleum, no big deal. The reason I brought it up is that there is still such a thing as linoleum. Different animal. It's kinda like Kleenex. You say Kleenex and someone hands you Puffs. Same thing except to Kleenex.

That floor is probably not from the '60's, but that doesn't matter either. The only reason dates make a difference is when people are trying to figure if it may contain asbestos. Those sheet vinyls generally contained asbestos 'til the '80's.

Follow all the directions for your new floor. Vinyl squares have a tendency to slide or shrink a bit and those seams become visible.

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #18
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okay, so I removed the sink and the countertop today.....




Then tackled removing the vanity itself:


This pic gives you and idea of where I am heading with this project (the beadboard isn't up yet and the tile I just laid out to get a visual on color scheme, etc)


I'm actually pretty excited about the Cryntel peel & stick. I got the 18X18 in Graphite with Saddle Grey acrylic grout.

It's really starting to come together...it helps to tear it all apart to get that blank canvas.
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Yes I know everyone calls it linoleum, no big deal. The reason I brought it up is that there is still such a thing as linoleum. Different animal. It's kinda like Kleenex. You say Kleenex and someone hands you Puffs. Same thing except to Kleenex.

That floor is probably not from the '60's, but that doesn't matter either. The only reason dates make a difference is when people are trying to figure if it may contain asbestos. Those sheet vinyls generally contained asbestos 'til the '80's.

Follow all the directions for your new floor. Vinyl squares have a tendency to slide or shrink a bit and those seams become visible.

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No worries Jaz. I was just teasin'
I'm a little defensive, too because everyone seems so down on the peel & stick around this place. I have really weighed my benefits/costs and I think it is a very viable option for a lot of people for certain projects. I don't have a showroom house. Nor can I afford to have one. It's a small bathroom, sink and loo. Very little chance of any standing water, low traffic area...for the $50 investment, I think I'll give it a whirl tomorrow. I have bought more expensive shoes and debated less about it....lol.
Tomorrow is the day. I'll let you all know how it turns out
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kudos to the OP for keeping me chuckling while reading this.
My experience with Peel-n-stick is this: put some in the master bath in our house, this was the cheaper stuff at Lowe's, made my Cryntel, grouted with Cryntel's premixed grout. Cleaned the original sheet vinyl with DSP (I think that's the name) and tiled directly over it. No pattern coming through, and the floor has held up remakably well over the past 2.5 years, very happy with it, other than the "waxy" look it has.

In our secondary bathroom, removed the vinyl, due to a leaking toilet, took it down to the OSB subfloor. Put a layer of .25" ply on top of that, a self sealing primer, then used the Trafficmaster (I guess it's ceramica, I don't recall it having that name, but it's much thicker and nicer looking/feeling than the Cryntel). Kept the gaps at 1/8", again used the Cryntel premixed grout. Caulked around the perimeter with a silicone caulk. This floor is GREAT looking. I couldn't be happier. Granted it's only about 30ft², but the flooring has been in for 18 months, and I absolutely love it. Looks and feels like real tile (minus the cold) and the surface is tough, tough, tough. I'm now struggling with whether or not to place in my kitchen, some of the 12x24" tiles. I'd probably do the same install method.
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I appreciate you sharing your experience with the peel & stick. Sounds like its working out well so far. Thank you for the confidence. And I'm glad I was entertaining reading lol.
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The old vinyl probably dates to the 80's.
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Laying that very first tile was intense! I had measured out the center of the room but needed to adjust for the floor vent......but once I laid that first tile it all went pretty much as planned.

I had spread out all the tiles and numbered them (because there was a little bit of a repeated pattern on some of the tiles and I wanted to be sure the final layout didn't have weird consistencies that wouldn't occur with stone.

That is what the painter's tape is....the labels.

I had less trouble with the toilet flange than I thought.....and more trouble with the floor vent and toilet main water feed than I thought.....but all and all, fairly easy.

The tile just needed a score line for any cut and I could bend and snap it...even curved lines....

I love how it looks!
I used a grey gout....and after I was done, I crawled all over the floor inspecting the grout lines at a very close range and I ended up going over a few areas...and I went over the intersections of tiles twice.....for reinforcement....

It is important that experienced tile grouters do NOT grout like normal with these tiles....just putty knife the acrylic grout in and sponge off....I used a regular kitchen sponge (even though I had purchased the big grouting sponges...I ended up using them as knee pads....lol!)
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #24
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Here is the finished powder room. I am very proud of myself.
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It looks Great! Congratulations.
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Wow! That's so nice. I also want to have like that. Good job allbymyself!
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Maybe I missed it, but where did you get that beadboard/Wainscot from? I've been looking for something similar, but a lot of it that I've seen is pre-cut to 32" lengths. I'd rather have it higher up the wall since we have tall ceilings in the new place.
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