Hello Everyone -
I have had an unexpected problem pop up.
We had to replace some piping in our upstairs bathroom and because of this the old vinyl tiles got screwed up and they have been trying to pop-up for a few years now.
The house is 100+ years old and the floors are pine tongue & groove. Back in the 70's (or perhaps earlier) vinyl tiles were glued to tar paper that had been glued to the wood floor.
Okay, we are not able to start the bathroom re-mod until about this time next year. We are wanting to put vinyl, self sticking tile back on the floor. The floor is not in the best condition and when we go to re-do the bathroom it will be removed.
So, I'm trying to find out the best, and easiest, way to install the vinyl tiles. I have read that you can glue tar paper back down and just stick the tiles on. However, I have also read that this is a "no-no". Yet again I have read that the tar paper thing is done for showroom floors.
This is only a temporary solution that needs to last a year, at most two, before it is torn out.
If the tar paper is an option, what type of glue? I read you use spray adhesive, but that doesn't seem stron enough to glue the tar paper to the wood floor.
Do you have to use additional adhesive on the vinyl tiles?
If it helps, here is a link to my house blog showing the floor.
Thanks for the help.