I have a kitchen floor that I want to re-tile, and I am looking at the
A few years ago, I put down luan and then used peel-and-stick tiles. Once
the luan was down, the job was easy. But it's a house with lots of kids in
it, and it gets a lot of wear and tear. So, the floor tiles are wearing and
look bad. None of them are peeling up, etc., and the floor is otherwise in
It appears that I can peel up the old tiles fairly easily -- as long as I am
careful about it -- and the luan seems to stay intact and in good shape.
So, one option is to just peel up the old tiles and put down new
peel-and-stick tiles. I'm guessing that's what I'll end up doing.
But, are there other options that would make more sense? For example, are
there other tiles that will wear and last longer, other than the
peel-and-stick type? If so, what are they and would I be better off using
those and applying them with and adhesive of some type? Someone I know
mentioned "commercial" tiles such as those that are used in supermarkets,
etc. But I don't know if he knew what he was talking about.
Of course, another option might be ceramic tiles. I like the look of those
and I assume they wear better. But, I have a feeling that applying ceramic
tile over a luan sub-surface is a problem.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?