If the tiles are otherwise in good shape and the only reason to replace them is that the self-adhesive has failed, just apply new adhesive. Carefully remove the tiles that are coming off without breaking them and then re-adhere them with some new adhesive.
You can also lay tile or vinyl flooring over your existing tile. The only real reasons to remove vinyl tile are (1) if you plan to change the TYPE of floor covering (from vinyl to, say, hardwood floors), (2) if it is mildewed and rotted, or (3) if you already have several layers built up, already, and need to start from scratch. Tiling or laying vinyl flooring over one other layer is not a big deal, at all, and is standard practice. It is actually a well-plugged advantage of using vinyl flooring.
[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited March 28, 2001).]
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