04:08AM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
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We have an old bathroom floor that was tiled long ago but the tile is very strange as it seems to be without grout lines. The tile looks as if it was done with very small pieces of tile but there is almost no seperation between the tiles and very tiny grout lines if it has any at all. It is a little uneven in some places but not bad. I am wondering if I can put a sheet of vinyl or linoleum over top? Will it stick with regular adhesive? Thanks!


07:29PM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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even the small joints will show through eventually.

better to pull up the tile. and hopefully they are not on a mortar/mesh bed.(just more work).


03:46AM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
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Well I can only hope I guess. They are the tiniest seperations between tiles, I have ever seen. I don't think there is any grout. I think the floor was cut as one piece. I know there is no mesh under it but whoever worked on it made a royal mess of it for sure. There is a drain pipe running to the toilet and no stud there, they just poured a very rocky mortar mix on top of the drain pipe and that doesn't give much support.


07:57AM | 01/06/05
Member Since: 01/05/05
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If the ceramic tile is down good you should be able to use an embossing levelor or a feather finish (ardex) to fill in the cracks or grout lines. Just check with the floor manufacturer to see which product they recommend and if it is going to be warrantied if you go over ceramic tile.


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