The bottoms of my kitchen sink cabinet and those of two bathroom vanities are
made or 3/4" particle board. They're relatively new and solid enough, but
subject to staining and possible water damage.
For ease of installation, I plan to use vinyl tile to cover the particle
board, but realize that it should be sealed before setting the tile.
What would be the best choice(s) for sealing the particle board? I do not
want to have to install an underlayment.
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Don't glue the tile down. Lay it out and cut it so it 'keys' into the
corners and offsets, and holds itself in. Solid vinyl would probably
work better, if you can figure out how to make a paper pattern to cut to
Another hint- find some plastic trays that fit your cabinets, and keep
all the cleaners and soaps and such in the trays. More convenient to
slide tray out a little and find something in the back, and when (not
if) a container leaks, they tray will catch it all.
If you go this route just pick up a linoleum remnant. And if you wanna
spend a few bucks you can get the linoleum that is made not to be glued.
More likely to stay flat without adhesive.
The paper pattern works well. Put a big piece in the field than masking
tape small pieces all around. Lay pattern on linoleum, trace pattern, cut
with utility knife. Errrr, be sure if you trace on backside that pattern
is also has bottom up!
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