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tarmagon 10-22-2011 03:19 PM

Replacing a wood laminate floor
Too much damage to repair and will not be lifting the floor off. I have been told I can tile over it instead.

The steps I have are these:

Sand the top layer off and then clean the floor and wash it and wait until it's dry.

Roll out latex contact cement and wait until it's tacky to the touch.

Put a little of the cement on the back of the tile, put it into place and press down hard.

Continue until the floor is done.

oh'mike 10-22-2011 03:40 PM

Are you talking about vinyl tile? On top of a floating floor? Never heard of that---I think the movement of the floating floor will telegraph the seams through the vinyl tile.

tarmagon 10-22-2011 04:39 PM

No it's not a floating floor. It's just cheap wood laminate tiles that someone laid on top of the other flooring tiles. The manager prefers I just tile on top of the old tile.

oh'mike 10-22-2011 05:09 PM

Oh, Sounds like a rental---If they are stable and not moving--then I think you are O.K. if you sand the finish to remove any wax or high shine.

This is not the best method for a new floor--but you already know that---Realizing that the new floor covering is a short term covering--Go for it!---Mike---

weehooker 10-22-2011 05:34 PM

How is your floor height?
It's real easy to raise the floor height enough to lock in your dishwasher or other undesireable outcomes when your 3 deep. Ask me how I know. :jester:

rusty baker 10-22-2011 07:19 PM

You are going to have too much adhesive down. Don't put any on the back of the tile. And the adhesive you put on the floor needs to be dry to the touch, not tacky. And if you put the tile adhesive on with a roller, you will get too much. It needs to go down with a 1/16x1/16 trowel. If you get too much down, you will have a real mess.

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