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myinhousebigdog

01:06AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
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Hello, I want to replace a bathroom with Vynyl Tile. First I have to remove the existing ceramic tile. I know how to remove it, but what (in layers)can I expect to see just under the ceramic tile, that also has to be removed befor I lay the vynyl tile down?
**Finally, for a bathroom that doesn't have a perfectly square floor, can you please tell me the steps (mathmatically) on how to figue out how many vynyl tiles I will need. I need to know how to properly measure a room for its footage. Thanks!!

bobp

03:51AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
Myinhousebigdog,

Seriously re-consider your choice of floor covering. Vinyl tiles over a period of time will allow water to penetrate underneath causing them to harden and peel up and possibly causing floor damage. A better choice would be sheet vinyl or new ceramic tile.

Bob

Wolley

03:57AM | 01/21/03
Hi! I agree with Bobp for the tile floor. Vinyl tiles are cheap, but they don't last very long and as Bobp said, water can infiltrate by the seams between the tiles and cause them to peel off, or can also rot the floor. Ceramic tile is more expensive, but a good tile job can last many decades, whereas a sheet vinyl flooring will last about 15 years at maximum, if you choose top of the line vinyl, which will cost you just slightly less than good ceramic tiles, if you install them yourself. In the long run, your ceramic tiles will end up costing you less, plus it's easier to maintain. Good luck with your project! Wolley.
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