05:49PM | 08/20/06
Member Since: 08/19/06
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My Aunt just told a contractor to talk a walk because he says that the lino she has in the kichen and adjoining bathroom would need to be removed before he could install the ceramic tile she wants in those rooms. Of course the new estimate, which includes the lino removal, is now about $1,500 more then she was originally quoted over the phone. She obviously doesn't want to have to pay for the removal. So tell me, is the contractor correct or can ceramic tile be set properly over the linoleum thats already there?


12:15AM | 08/21/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
usually resilient flooring needs removed so the contractor is basically right, unless the following special products and considerations are used.

it CAN be accomplished if and only if all of the following are true:

the existing resilient system in place is free from defects and deteriotation.the existing resilient is not a cushion backed vinyl.the existing resilient is not perimeter bonded.the existing subfloor on top of the joists is at least 2 joint-staggered-layers of 5/8" or greater thickness approved subfloor panels, or if the total subfloor panel thickness is 1-1/8" or thicker, NOT including any resilient product or flooring grade underlayment used (because they are not structural products).Schluter Ditra or equal load distribution and uncoupling membrane is used under the new ceramic.

remember that every one of the above MUST be true.-

if her existing flooring does not meet or exceed the criteria mentioned above, then the contractor was 100% correct.

Often times, having all the above prerequisites in place or installed to standards, means that removal and use of otehr products and techniques, which are approved practices, makes removal a more economic alternative.


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