I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.
Has anyone done this? Did it work out?
sanding the old tiles to roughen them up, and also to screw on the
vinyl tiles before laying the ceramic ones.
What do you think? I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on
this, but at the same time I don't want it to look like crap....
I had sheet vinyl flooring glued to my slab floor. I was told I could
use thinset to lay ceramic tile directly on the clean vinyl. I didn't
believe it so I tried a few pieces inside a pantry closet. It stuck
so well that I did the whole kitchen. Six years later absolutely no
On Apr 16, 4:47 pm, email@example.com wrote:
A friend of mine, at the time, laid peel-and-stick on a hardwood floor
that was maybe 100 years old in a building that had been a printing
compnay iirc. It only lasted a couple weeks before it came unstuck.
I'm sure your plywood was a lot cleaner.
I hate to disagree with others posters. May I suggest you read what the
tile maker has to say on the subject before you get sued after the sale for
Do it right or don't do it at all.
WHy would you put ceramic tile in a kitchen? They're slippery and
when dealing with hot pots and pans and the grease that splashes from
cooking, ceramic sounds dangerous. I used to live in a house with
ceramic on the bathroom floor. I slipped several times. When an
elderly relative fell in there and nearly died from hitting her head
on the tub, I ripped that garbage out of there.
Of course you're selling the place so who cares who falls once you
move, right? But them again, vinyl is cheaper and safer.
On 16 Apr 2007 13:47:47 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You probably had the wrong tiles for the application. Tens, maybe hundreds
of thousands of bathrooms have ceramic tile and no one slips in them. I
loved it in my kitchen. Easy to clean, always looked good. Yes, that is my
first choice for bath and kitchens.
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