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06:10PM | 05/13/01
Member Since: 05/12/01
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I am trying to replace eight 12" x 12" tiles that have been ripped or torn. The problem is that the wood flooring beneath some of the tiles is splintered, chipped and uneven, which may have contributed to the tears. This room is very large and I cannot afford to redo the entire room. Is there a simple method of leveling this area and creating a smooth surface suitable for laying tile over it. Of course I am concerned about the tiles being even. I am using peel and stick tile. Please advise.

Thank you

Jay J

04:25PM | 05/14/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi tellit,

You're gonna be hard-pressed to level the floor if your squares are scattered all over the room. It would be less of a problem (sort of) if the tiles you're talking about are all 'together' / side-by-side, if you know what I mean.

The problem (if any) is you can't get anything (floor leveler included) in the seam where your tiles meet each other. If you do, well, they won't lay FLAT (and/or together.) Any 'foreign matter' between 2 tiles is not what you want. HOWEVER, you can level the floor up to about 1", give or take, from any seam. That way, you won't have the aforementioned problem.

Visit your local Home Center and tell the Floor/Tile folks what you need to do. THey'll get you the right leveler.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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