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memitte

02:34PM | 01/01/08
Member Since: 12/31/07
1 lifetime posts
my lino is in great shape solid no wear marks or tears--- Is there something special I need to do to tile over it??? i do not want to put down backerboard will raise my floor to much next to other floors.

scuttlebuttrp

01:01AM | 01/02/08
Member Since: 08/29/07
56 lifetime posts
Depends on what you actually have. Is it real linoleum? Or is it modern sheet vinyl? What's the subfloor underneath? Concrete or wood? There's a german company called SCHLUTER that makes excellent products for tile that could easily help you with this project's finishes.

Pretending you have real lino. Over concrete. Adhered so good you can't remove it. You can WET sand it to help the tile stick. Then use a high quality modified thinset to install your tile. I'm saying the WET part because a lot of this stuff used to contain asbestos. Personally I would remove the stuff. Then use a SCHLUTER product called DITRA. It's only 1/8" thick. Much lower than other underlayments. Then finish with a Schluter trim to the adjacent floor.

scuttlebuttrp

01:04AM | 01/02/08
Member Since: 08/29/07
56 lifetime posts
By the way. I'm not pimping schluter because they pay me. I'm a an actual installer who's used their stuff and I've simply found that it's the best products around.


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