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Old 01-13-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Vinyl sheet tile install - remove or level ceramic?

I have a 4' x 4' area just inside of my front door. Right now it is covered with ceramic tiles that are 6" x 6" with 1/4" wide grout between. My wife has some vinyl sheet tile picked out that she would like in its place. My question is do I just use leveler to bring the grout cracks to level with the tiles, or should I just take the time to remove the old tile/glue before laying the new vinyl sheet?
I have laid vinyl sheeting a few times, but always on top of new subflooring. Would the ceramics be an o.k. base to glue vinyl to?

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In using an SLC you will add more floor height as well. Your best option is to tear it down, add your BamPly underlayment as needed then your vinyl
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Whatever you do, use the leveler - vinyl always depresses/adapts to whatever is under it and shows the same texture. Even a tiny bit of dirt eventually looks like a pimple (or volcano, in the eye of a critical beholder). That means the "removing the tile option" needs be done thoroughly and any pits you make be filled/leveled.
Actually, whether you need remove the tile depends on the adjacent flooring, The vinyl will add 1/8 at least, to the height. Next to carpet, little matter. Next to hardwood or other composite will make an uneven juncture. You be the judge.
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Not if they use the required 1/4 underlayment rated plywood under it.
DO not use louon!
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