My House is a one story house built on a concrete slab. I have Linoleum or
Vinyl floor in my kitchen and baths and want to go with Ceramic tile. I have
had multiple people tell me they would just put it down over the linoleum
that I do not need to try to take the linoleum up but this just seems wrong
to me. The linoleum does appear to be stuck to the concrete good and I would
think getting it up would be a royal pain in the butt but this just seems
bad to me. Has anyone here had any experience with putting Ceramic tile over
linoleum? Is doing this OK?
I don't know how successful such a practice would be, as I had a
similar situation and I removed my linoleum because it was starting to
lift at seams. You are right, it IS a task. What I would caution you
about is this: Ceramic tile is NOT cheap, and it IS permanent. That
permanence is both an asset and a liability in that if it needs to come
up due to the linoleum coming loose, you will have an even larger
problem than you have now. I have seen people try to take short cuts
with a ceramic tile installation only to need to remove it and start
over. Like the old saying said, "You can pay me now or pay me later."
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