08:38AM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 06/30/03
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Hello everyone, I am a newbie to this. I am closing my first home ever at the end of July. It is a older house, built in 1960's, and vinyl flooring on the kitchen is quite old. I think it is still the original flooring because of its 60's color and pattern. I plan to put in tile flooring and change out all the cabinets in it also, but I don't want to get into something way over my head. I never own a home, so I am a novice at home repair. I am a decent learner though. I am reading on a lot on remodelling the floor. I don't know if I have to remove the underlayment. Is this a managable job for a beginner?

Graham Flooring

03:48PM | 07/01/03
well sure it is. What kind of underlayment do you have ? or do you know?
Pull up the heat registers and seeif you can tell what is under the vinyl floor .. ( the subflooring must be a total of 1 and 1/4 inches thick to not require cement backer board.
wait untill allt he painting is done ( leave the baseboards off ) and follow your tileing directions.
thats it!
a few tips tho.
Never grout a dry tile.
Take your time.
They make spacers. Use them.

Happy tileing!


07:19PM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
home depot give a free tile class every sat & sun.if you have one in your area,learn what you need for free...good luck


02:29AM | 11/02/13
What kind of sheet vinyl underlayment (1980s) would resemble sheetrock that got wet and swollen?


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