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Old 06-06-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
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Preparing kitchen floor for Vinyl tile


Hello guys, I need some help!

Recently, I discovered that my dishwasher has been leaking water. Unfortunately, it did a number on the floor (2 layers of linoleum on top of plywood subfloor.)

The Dishwasher was old, so I got it out of there, and am replacing it with a new one, so the leaking issue is fixed. I ripped up the floor around the dishwasher that was damaged by the water. It was bubbled up, and obviously soaked. Here's my problem. I now have the waterlogged floor cut out and it's down to the wood subfloor. I am going to use the "Peel and stick" Vinyl tiles for my new floor. I've had good luck with them in the past in other rooms, and they are quite simple to install..

What I need to know is, do I have to rip up my entire kitchen floor (several levels of old linoleum flooring) down to the wood subfloor, and place the new tile over that, or is there anything I can buy and place down on the area that is now down to just the subfloor, where I have ripped up the old laminate flooring layers. Previously, I had placed the peel and stick tiles right over my old linoleum, but since there is that area around the dishwasher that I had to cut out, I obviously have no old linoleum.. I was hoping there was a leveling product I could fill in, in that area so that I could avoid ripping up my entire floor, and starting from scratch. ANY help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for reading!

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Sorry--Rip it all out---Add a good 1/4" underlayment--Stapled ---then paint on a coat of 'bond enhancer'

(that is a watery latex primer--it's cheap insurance that the tile will stick to the plywood)

Then add the tile.

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Sorry--Rip it all out---Add a good 1/4" underlayment--Stapled ---then paint on a coat of 'bond enhancer'

(that is a watery latex primer--it's cheap insurance that the tile will stick to the plywood)

Then add the tile.
Thanks Mike.. I was afraid that this was what I was going to have to do.. But you're right, and I want to do it the right way.
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It's usually not as bad doing it as it is thinking about it.
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Looks like we have some good old Asbestos in the layers... Not going to hire a hasmat team to come clean it up, so I probably am going to have to leave the majority of the old floor, and just float it.
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You can safely remove that----Goolge Asbestos removal and your state name.

Every state that I've checked provides instructions.

Asbestos flooring material is the safest type of asbestos to remove--the airborne fibers are the hazard--

With flooring the fibers are already safely encapsulated in asphalt or vinyl.

As long as you aren't pulverizing it you have little to worry about.

Look up the instructions--I think you will find the job with in your abilities.--Mike----
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Will do, thanks Mike!

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