At the moment my kitchen is vinyl sheeting and I have cut a cross, in the
corner, and underneath it is thermoplastic tiles. Looks like it was flat lay
vinyl sheeting just glued at the edges. So I will be ripping this vinyl up
and the tackling the surface below and then laying the vinyl tiles. I
wondered if anyone has done this and what I need to look out for? Yes I know
Vinyl tiles may not be the ideal choice but doing the place up on a budget
to let out.
So hoping I can take up just the vinyl sheet and lay on the thermoplastic
You'll likely be able to stick them direct to the thermoplastic ones if the
latter are in good nick, well stuck, and clean of any surface grease/dirt.
My house has plain thermoplastic tiles stuck to the concrete floor by the
builder all over the ground floor (using a nasty bitumen like adhesive you
really don't want to try and get up anyway!) and they are dead flat and
stable in all but a few little places.
With it being a kitchen, check for damaged thermoplastic tiles under
appliances though - most of mine had lifted/broken up there - and also check
around the edges where they can also break up if the floor underneath has
imperfections. Filler will fix any minor problems or levelling compound/new
tiles* larger ones - and this should give you a good surface to stick your
vinyl tiles onto.
* Got a pack of thermoplastic tiles from DIY shed which were of exactly the
correct thickness and size to replace entire damaged tiles.
"Ken" <Reply to NG only> wrote in message
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