We live in an older home with the old asbestos-backed vinyl tiles in the kitchen. We have elected to cover them, rather than remove them. We would like to place a ceramic tile floor over the top, but realize there is a need for a layer of either luan or backerboard over the top before the tile. I was wondering two things. First of all, what is recommended more in the industry? Luan over vinyl for a thin subfloor or backerboard? Second: If we elect to use the type of ceramic tile that has a wavy edge, must we still use the plastic spacers to separate the tiles? My initial thought was yes to the spacers, but my husband isn't so sure.
Thank you for your advice!
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