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03:04AM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 10/02/02
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I am considering using the peel & stick tiles for my bathroom floor, as it is simple to install and the tiles I am considering are the best color choice for my color scheme. I am interested in getting the opinion of other people who are familiar with these tiles: How do they stand up with temperature changes ? How well do they stay in place? Will they come up at the seams or corners within a few years? Thank you.


07:57AM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
I have heard many many nightmares with peel n stick tiles over the course of 7 years. My only advice if you absolutely want to use them, is buy an extra box.
Maybe buying a more sturdy tile that needs to be adhered with glue is the way to go. Maybe like an Amtico or something.


07:47PM | 09/26/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
if you go with the peel & place tile,they must be installed over plywood (not particle board and not o.s.b.)real PLY WOOD , also install the tile with additional adhesive (do not prime the plywood)use henrys # 430 clear thin spread adhesive.follow the instructions on the can,if you do this,you wont have any problems...good luck


09:59AM | 09/27/03
Member Since: 10/02/02
6 lifetime posts
Do you consider luan real plywood? Can these peel & Stick tile be adhered to luan?


07:19PM | 09/27/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
yes,luan is fine ,but a sheet of 1/4" acx will cost less.....good luck


09:28AM | 09/29/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
You might find that sheet vinyl is easier than you think if you get one of the kits they sell at the big box stores for around $15. It's mostly a big sheet of paper that you use to make a guide for marking and cutting the tile for a perfect fit. It includes instructions and all you need for measuring and cutting. (Works well.) Then you staple the edges with a heavy-duty stapler, and then put the trim back over the edges.

Whether you use sheet vinyl or squares, you'll want to remove the commode first and the wall trim. Removing and reinstalling those is the biggest part of the job. If you damage the trim in removing, you'll have to replace, or at least repaint it.


03:11PM | 10/06/03
Member Since: 09/16/03
7 lifetime posts
I installed a kitchen floor using peel-and-stick tiles seventeen years ago, and it's lasted quite well (though it's now past time to replace it.) I placed the tiles directly over the existing vinyl floor, and the only places I've had trouble were where the underlying floor was itself damaged. The main advantage to using peel-and-stick tiles (apart from cost) is that if one becomes damaged, it's easy to replace. You should definitely buy some extra tiles to keep on hand for this reason.


08:30PM | 01/17/14
Wrong on using luan, I have been in the flooring industry for 20+ years. Luan has oil resin in it, use of luan in install will void all branded manufacturer warranties. Use of a quality underlay such as sure-ply is recommended as it has no oil resin.


10:05AM | 04/14/15
Definately do NOT use Luan board, as one of the previous responders noted, there are glues in Luan board - over the years the glue will bleed into the tiles & discolor your floor, especially in areas that receive more heat (by doors, frig's & ovens)


03:12PM | 04/11/16
Installed self stick vinyl over same ..corners and edges are coming up.tried caulking them down with adhesive caulk (cheap stuff )
but they're still coming up!what kind of adhesive can i use to keep edges and corners down??????really dont want to tear up 150 tiles!!!!


08:50PM | 06/27/16
I am an upholsterer I agree about these, I am going to staple thee and glue them in the floor spreading the staple between each edge 4 staples each tile, I dont recommend doing this but had times sometimes means we have to compromise.


06:52PM | 07/06/17
I have sureply laid down on my bathroom floor. Should i lay and adhesive down before i lay my peel & stick vinyl flooring? Or is this sureply good enough with the adhesive on the back of my tile?

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