Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-21-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Tile over linoleum


My wife and I would like to tile our kitchen but I'm looking for some advice. We would like it if we could just prep the linoleum and tile over it but we don't want a large transition from the hall floor into the kitchen.

Currently there is a 1/4" rise from the kitchen onto the hardwood in the hall. The kitchen is on the second floor of the house. If I as to lay down the concrete sheeting then tile I'd be looking at anywhere between 1.25-1.5" step between the hardwood and tile... Which we don't want.

I've heard you can buy a mesh that gets attached right onto of the linoleum which you then mud. This is suppose to give enough rigidity to supportthe tile without the excessive height. Anyone know if this is true? Or is my best bet to tear up the linoleum and build right up from the sub-floor?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Wolfefam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 44
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Is the "Lino" floor stuck? I personally would rather my tile be bonded to concrete. Your bond is only as good as what you lay over.

JCW355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,173
Rewards Points: 26
Default

Tile over linoleum


Remove the vinyl and the related 1/4" underlayment under it. Never install tile over vinyl flooring.
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bud Cline For This Useful Post:
joecaption (02-24-2013)
Old 09-21-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


I would definately recomend tearing up the linoleum then I would put a 1/4 inch durarock or some kinda of cement board and use a mud to adhere it to the subfloor and nail it down also with roofing nails the mud we use is a thinset not sure on the brand but Im sure your local tile shop will have the right product for you and when you get your mud lay it down on the subfloor with a 1/4 in notched troll that is what we use on our jobs
mitch24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,173
Rewards Points: 26
Default

Tile over linoleum


Use cement board...doesn't matter which one, they all work fine.
All cement board makers insist their product is to be installed in a fresh bed of thinset tile mortar (some want modified thinset some want unmodified thinset) then fastened to the substrate with a particular fastening schedule. You can use nails or screws, some allow staples but most don't. All cement boards come with instructions but you may have to look them up online.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 09:22 PM   #6
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,173
Rewards Points: 26
Default

Tile over linoleum


Quote:
MITCH24: "I would definately recomend tearing up the linoleum then I would put a 1/4 inch durarock or some kinda of cement board and use a mud to adhere it to the subfloor and nail it down also with roofing nails the mud we use is a thinset not sure on the brand but Im sure your local tile shop will have the right product for you and when you get your mud lay it down on the subfloor with a 1/4 in notched troll that is what we use on our jobs"
Mitch, if you are serious about installing tile get yourself a Handbook from The Tile Council of North America and study up. Sounds like you are off to a good start so don't fall victim to unsound installation practices. Tile installation is a good trade to be in but to survive a guy needs to know there are rules, then a guy needs to follow those rules.: Good Luck.
http://www.tileusa.com/publication_main.htm
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 01:44 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 146
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Usually there is underlayment under Lino , SOOO Tear it out and put the backer board down and do it right , It's very likely The underlayment is partical board , You CAN NOT lay tile over particle board , ERR well you can but It doesn't work very well , So Why don't you just tear it out and not worry ,
tacomahardwoodfloors.com
tacomahardwood. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Can you just nail down cement board over linolium and them tile?
dkkemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,379
Rewards Points: 86
Default

Tile over linoleum


No, no, no!!!!!!!!!!!
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
Floor Installer
 
sam floor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Buckner, Mo.
Posts: 165
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
No, no, no!!!!!!!!!!!
And NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
sam floor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 4,071
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Kemp,

Of course not! People who insist on doing that is one reason my hair is gone. Not because it's easier, but because they'd like all the floor to be the same and still have different types of floors. You want the floors the same level? Install the same thing on all the floors like in other parts of the world.

Tell us more, what do you wanna do?

Jaz
__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #12
Member
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 955
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Quote:
Originally Posted by sam floor View Post
And NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Also No!.... even though this is back from 2010..... wonder if the op did it anyway. Lol
JetSwet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 12:00 PM   #13
Floor Installer
 
sam floor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Buckner, Mo.
Posts: 165
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Tile over linoleum


Quote:
Originally Posted by JetSwet View Post
Also No!.... even though this is back from 2010..... wonder if the op did it anyway. Lol
If he did, he has probably replaced it by now.

sam floor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
linoleum, rigid, tile


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20x20 Porcelain Tile over Linoleum on Concrete Slab scbauer Tiling, ceramics, marble 3 08-31-2010 07:11 PM
Old linoleum and new ceramic tile tmramrod91 Flooring 0 07-25-2010 07:39 PM
Tile Baseboard on outside of plastic shower pan at linoleum joint? GaryS Tiling, ceramics, marble 2 07-26-2009 12:39 PM
Pulling up old tile or linoleum to replace it. RyanD General DIY Discussions 4 03-25-2009 12:53 PM
Tile over old linoleum? SeattleDuck Flooring 1 09-22-2006 02:58 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.