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mat9778

02:55AM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 08/06/07
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I want to know if I could lay tile over vinyl flooring that is on a concrete slab and is tightly adhered and is not coming up at all? And if so is there any special mortar that I must use?

flooringworldDOTorg

09:27AM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
do you mean ceramic, stone, or porcelain tile ?

if so ...

no you can not lay ceramic directly over vinyl.

you MAY be able to lay a backer membrane (like scluter ditra) over the vinyl IF it is NOT a cushion-backed vinyl and NOT if it is a perimeter bonded vinyl.

if however it is a very firm or commercial vinyl, and it is well adhered, you can install ditra and install tile over that.

barring that the vinyl needs to come out, but if installed before 1979-1980 be very careful and have it checked for asbestos content

here is the information on ditra:

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=schluter+ditra

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flooringworldDOTorg

09:28AM | 08/07/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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use regular non-fortified thinset mortar for the ditra and latex/polymer-fortified thiset mortar for the tile.

follow ditra instructions.

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Do it right everytime.

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