Her boys will be doing the work and I'll assist with tools and advise, but I'm not sure of a few things. The old tile is stuck down. Do we have to r emove the old tile (too much work!)? I'm thinking no.
We think there is a moisture barrier under the 3/4" ply subfloor. This pl y subfloor was laid, 30 yrs ago, over an original 3"-4" pine T&G subfloor. It won't be expensive or difficult to install another moisture barrier, s o before we lay it, do we definitely need to remove the old peel & stick ti le?
There are a few tiles that are loose, or have loose/lifted edges, and some tiles have chips/parts broken out. We still have a few boxes of the (origi nal installation) tiles, so we can more easily patch these broken/missing a reas, before laying the moisture barrier, rather than removing all the tile s, in order to make the floor even, with no dips or voids. Or is this patc hing not such a good idea? I'm thinking, this patching is a reasonable so lution for eliminating the broken/missing tile voids, that would, otherwise , be under the wood flooring.
Thanks for any help. Sonny