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jttcjbt 02-26-2013 04:11 AM

we have a kitchen that has old vinyl tiles on it. we would like to put down ti
 
we have a kitchen vinyl floor that is glued down on a cement floor we would like to lay new self adhesive flooring over it can this be done or is it better to take the old tile off and use adhesive to attach the new tile.:( Jim

oh'mike 02-26-2013 06:29 AM

Jim---A lot will depend on the sheet goods----if it is not a soft ,padded vinyl
you can go over it ---with some preparation.

If it is embossed (not flat) you will need to use an embossing leveler--

Tell us more about this floor.

joecaption 02-26-2013 06:56 AM

If your talking about peel and stick tile I can not warn you enough againt it.
It shrinks over time and gaps open up.
There's going to be some that will just not stay stuck down.
Near imposable to lay in a straight line because they like to stick before you can get them in place and can not be adjusted without breaking.
There so thin there going to show any flaws in the floor.
The color is only on the surface.
In most cases if the old floors in good shape you can go over it with new sheet linolium and have a seam free floor.

sam floor 02-26-2013 10:11 AM

The vinyl backed sheet vinyl (like IVC) can go over almost any old vinyl. They are very DIY friendly, too.

Seattle2k 02-28-2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1125172)
If your talking about peel and stick tile I can not warn you enough againt it.
It shrinks over time and gaps open up.
There's going to be some that will just not stay stuck down.
Near imposable to lay in a straight line because they like to stick before you can get them in place and can not be adjusted without breaking.
There so thin there going to show any flaws in the floor.
The color is only on the surface.
In most cases if the old floors in good shape you can go over it with new sheet linolium and have a seam free floor.


I agree 110%. The peel n stick vinyl tiles will develop gaps between them within 1 year.


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