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I have a small job (bathroom approx. 5'x5') that has lino over lino and the client now wants to have a tiled floor. Is it safe to tile over lino or should it be striped down to the sub-floor? Thanks.
 

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I'm not sure about the thickness, I'm guessing 3/4". I realize the floor (lino) must be very clean for the adhesive to adhere, but just wanted other opinions.
 

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When I can certainly be done I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable putting tile over 2 layers of linoleum. I'd consider doing it for one layer but I feel it's too risky over 2.
 

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Agree with Ms above on this. I would not put tile over one layer let alone two. I know some people will put it over one layer, I don't like doing things like that. For a room that small, once you get the toilet out, it shouldn't be that hard to remove the layers in question and get down to the subfloor. If there's a heat register in the floor you can pop it out to get a look at the floor layers.
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Mark,

I do not recommend going over this floor as is, but you need to give us more info to work with. Need to know the type of subfloor and also the type of vinyl and how it's installed.

I might consider it if it's one layer, fully glued to a concrete slab only. If the subfloor system is suspended wood, and if the lino is patterned/cushioned vinyl, no way. Tell us about the subfloor and what's over it.

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I have a small job (bathroom approx. 5'x5') that has lino over lino and the client now wants to have a tiled floor. Is it safe to tile over lino or should it be striped down to the sub-floor? Thanks.
I anticipate you will be married to that floor and enjoy unhappy in-laws for an eternity of you don't go back to square one and install by the book.
 
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