09:57AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 12/28/06
3 lifetime posts
Hi there,

We're on a budget, and unfortunately replacing the existing tile in our bathroom is out of the question. We bought a new vanity for the bathroom, and it's base is smaller than the one we're taking out. And there's no tile underneath. We want to put down linoleum throughout the bathroom. Is it easier/better to lay the linoleum right over the tile? Or should the existing tile be removed first. I'm worried that if I lay the linoleum over the tile, after time you'll see the grove marks come through the linoleum from the tile. HELP


07:20AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
for a professional, it would be easier to float the area with cement-based floor patch to fill in the void of the cabinet and fill in the joints so the entire floor is flat and smooth to accept new resilient sheet, so long as the tile integrity is in good condition.

If the tile joints are cracked or there is some looseness, we would remove the tile system and start from the subfloor. If you are unsure, just remove the tile system for best results.

We would install flooring-grade engineered wood panels (underlayment) as a base for the resilient sheet vinyl, prep the underlayment per manufacturer instructions, then install the vinyl per manufacturer instructions, if it is a wood subfloor.

If it is a concrete substrate, scrape the concrete smooth then flash patch the concrete til flat and smooth so there is nothing that would telegraph through the vinyl. It basically has to be like a sheet of glass. Any inconsistency in the subfloor/substrate (highs, lows, peaks, depressions) may telegraph through the new resilient sheet.


There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.




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