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kalew

03:04AM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 10/02/02
6 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I am considering using the peel & stick tiles for my bathroom floor, as it is simple to install and the tiles I am considering are the best color choice for my color scheme. I am interested in getting the opinion of other people who are familiar with these tiles: How do they stand up with temperature changes ? How well do they stay in place? Will they come up at the seams or corners within a few years? Thank you.

Floorcraft

07:57AM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
I have heard many many nightmares with peel n stick tiles over the course of 7 years. My only advice if you absolutely want to use them, is buy an extra box.
Maybe buying a more sturdy tile that needs to be adhered with glue is the way to go. Maybe like an Amtico or something.

carpetman

07:47PM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
if you go with the peel & place tile,they must be installed over plywood (not particle board and not o.s.b.)real PLY WOOD , also install the tile with additional adhesive (do not prime the plywood)use henrys # 430 clear thin spread adhesive.follow the instructions on the can,if you do this,you wont have any problems...good luck

kalew

09:59AM | 09/27/03
Member Since: 10/02/02
6 lifetime posts
Do you consider luan real plywood? Can these peel & Stick tile be adhered to luan?

carpetman

07:19PM | 09/27/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
yes,luan is fine ,but a sheet of 1/4" acx will cost less.....good luck

rpxlpx

09:28AM | 09/29/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
You might find that sheet vinyl is easier than you think if you get one of the kits they sell at the big box stores for around $15. It's mostly a big sheet of paper that you use to make a guide for marking and cutting the tile for a perfect fit. It includes instructions and all you need for measuring and cutting. (Works well.) Then you staple the edges with a heavy-duty stapler, and then put the trim back over the edges.

Whether you use sheet vinyl or squares, you'll want to remove the commode first and the wall trim. Removing and reinstalling those is the biggest part of the job. If you damage the trim in removing, you'll have to replace, or at least repaint it.

poseyjungle

03:11PM | 10/06/03
Member Since: 09/16/03
7 lifetime posts
I installed a kitchen floor using peel-and-stick tiles seventeen years ago, and it's lasted quite well (though it's now past time to replace it.) I placed the tiles directly over the existing vinyl floor, and the only places I've had trouble were where the underlying floor was itself damaged. The main advantage to using peel-and-stick tiles (apart from cost) is that if one becomes damaged, it's easy to replace. You should definitely buy some extra tiles to keep on hand for this reason.

BV003053

08:30PM | 01/17/14
Wrong on using luan, I have been in the flooring industry for 20+ years. Luan has oil resin in it, use of luan in install will void all branded manufacturer warranties. Use of a quality underlay such as sure-ply is recommended as it has no oil resin.

jcaption

07:37AM | 01/18/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
I agree 100% on not using luan!
I also agree on not using peel and stick tiles.
Near impossible to lay in a straight line because they try to stick to fast.
You will see gaps open up over time when it shrinks, which is not a good thing in a bathroom.
Color does not goal the way through.
That multi ply must be fastened every 4" on the edges and from 6 to 8" in the field.
All flaws, seams, hammer marks need to be filled.
No way would I be laying it over old tile or linoleum as suggested!

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