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Sticky Vinyl Tile & no sticky license


altho, I know that no one here has a Tile Setting License, I still have a question biggrin

Now that the bathroom is painted, the tub surround is done and the cabinets are rocking, I need to do something with the linoleum floor - - it is the wrong color and looks like poo nodisbelief

the Wiff wants to go with a self adhesive vinyl tile either in 12"x12" or 18"x18" and I'm OK with that - - - the only vinyl tile that I have ever put down was with a mastic glue and I don't want that to do again - - - Soooooo, any sugestions as to putting it right down on top of the linoleum and how to make it stick good without clue?



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No license here either....where is that guy when we need him?...lol

I have never laid those self adhesive tiles, but have my doubts how the would stick. How flat is the old stuff?...I would go with another piece of linoleum cut to fit....... or, that laminate flooring...great stuff and easy.

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No license here either....where is that guy when we need him?...lol

I have never laid those self adhesive tiles, but have my doubts how the would stick. How flat is the old stuff?...I would go with another piece of linoleum cut to fit....... or, that laminate flooring...great stuff and easy.


the old floor is perfectly flat and smooth except for a small 6"x 6" piece that they spliced in at the front of the vanity

I too, like the laminate stuff but we are trying to keep the cost down since we want to eventually put it up for sale

I should be able to put vinyl in for around a buck a sq ft and laminate would be 2 or 3 times that much confuse

 



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License  disbelief  giggle.gif  I've never placed those self-stickers but came home one weekend from truckin' and my wife had done the floor in a bathroom with 'em. Truckers' wives learn to be self sufficient I guess. Anyway, the floor looked great...briefly. I'm not gonna say it was the installation that caused 'em to fail 'cause she's actually quite capable aww...no license, but capable. It did seem that it was no time before the things started liftin'. I think that you could save yerself a pile of aggrevation by just rollin' out a new piece of vinyl. I've heard of double sided tape bein' used around the perimeter to hold everything in place. Never saw it or did it, but I've heard of it. hmm Good luck buddy!

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the anonymous license holding guy couldn't come back,,I tried to find him but he's banned I guess]furious so heres my 02. worth ,That self sticky stuff ,, it won't hardly stick to clean smooth bare concrete, much less over old vinyl,,  I did some exactly how you are talking about, but in the laundry room,, it stuck for a while.. untill someone washed their hands or something in the sink, [probably me],,and water got on the floor and they all came up.. and never would stick back down,  Thats why I am at the present time putting down ceramic tile, [ I ordered my license OK? It just hasn't arrived yet]no

 Do It just before you show the house, biggrin

 EDIT,,,,,,,,,   maybe you could sand the old vinyl before you put the tile down to get rid of the slickness and waxy surface.. [ like a floor sander or even a hand held sander with about 60, 80 grit paper,, or even 36 grit,, then clean real good,,  worth a try I would think,, biggrin



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I used to have a sticky vinyl tile license but they wouldn't renew it when I moved to Arizona......Lousy bastards!!!!!!!

For a bathroom, since it's small, I would screw down backer-board and slap down some tiles. Maybe 12x12 porcelain. Not that expensive and really dresses it up.

Especially if you're gonna sell soon. Dames love a purty toity room and kitchen. After all, there really the one's buyin the house. Me.........I'm buyin the garage..biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

The transition to the next room might be tricky but it could be tricky with sticky tiles as well.

Well that's my .02 for the day, off to work.. Good luck Meller!!!

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Mello........The laminate stuff is on sale here quite often for $0.99 to $1.29/sq ft....don't know about down there....Don't buy the Chinese stuff......Oh, that's drywall....LOL

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Mello........The laminate stuff is on sale here quite often for $0.99 to $1.29/sq ft....don't know about down there....Don't buy the Chinese stuff......Oh, that's drywall....LOL


you got my attention now - - - tell me more - - - is that the stuff that looks like hardwood flooring and locks together? 

 



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That's the stuff.....Look at your big box store flyers.....Its on sale quite a bit.

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Can't buy it that way. you have to buy it from a license contractor or it will never stick down. It probably
wont cost you more than $10.00 a sq. FT. But look at the bright side, you can set there and have a beer
while he is working, and if it doesn't come right you can blame him and tell your wife it was all his fault.
Later paul

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poncho62 wrote:
That's the stuff.....Look at your big box store flyers.....Its on sale quite a bit.


just finished talking to my oldest son and he put that down in his son's bedroom upstairs and told me that he had enuff left over to do my bathroom - - - HOWEVER, he also said that they recommend not using it in high humidity areas and that's why he layed ceramic tile in his upstairs bathroom- - - he was really trying to talk me into putting down ceramic tile but I still have to consider that backerboard ($10/sheet) has to be screwed down plus the ceramic thickness will make the floor in the bathroom higher than the adjoining room.

we are going to Bryan/College Station tomorrow so I can swing by Lowe's and Home Depot and pick their brain and check out their inventory at the same time.

 



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Laminant flooring can be great stuff but my concern would be the humidity of a bathroom. Also, if it gets wet problems could arise. That bein' said, I used the stuff in our kitchen. It wasn't there long enough to give any idea of how it would have lasted. We installed it during our "pre-fire reno". Sandy found this stuff that looked like ceramic but was a laminant. I hafta admit that it looked fantastic, it installed very quickly and most people thought that it was ceramic.  blankstare

I'll throw in my twocents.gif for Mello's bathroom floor...go with ceramic if you can swing it. I know that's not gonna be what you wanna read, but I believe that you'll recoup that extra investment at resale. Someone else said it too...bathrooms and kitchens sell houses...it's a fact and it's where any extra spending will come back to you. If I was closer Mello you'd likely come kick my a$$ for sayin' it...sorry man. aww

 



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poncho62 wrote:
That's the stuff.....Look at your big box store flyers.....Its on sale quite a bit.


just finished talking to my oldest son and he put that down in his son's bedroom upstairs and told me that he had enuff left over to do my bathroom - - - HOWEVER, he also said that they recommend not using it in high humidity areas and that's why he layed ceramic tile in his upstairs bathroom- - - he was really trying to talk me into putting down ceramic tile but I still have to consider that backerboard ($10/sheet) has to be screwed down plus the ceramic thickness will make the floor in the bathroom higher than the adjoining room.

we are going to Bryan/College Station tomorrow so I can swing by Lowe's and Home Depot and pick their brain and check out their inventory at the same time.

 



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Thursday 23rd of April 2009 06:58:51 PM

Whats under the tile now? is it concrete?  wood?
The correct way to do the ceramic , would like you said by putting the backer board down first,, BUT, you did say you are planning on selling right away,, so why don;t you cheat a little bit and skip the backer board and just put the tile down to whats under the floor now,, [if its solid enough that is] you might have to scrape up the old linoleum, but you wouldn't have to deal with the extra thickness of the backer board,, you can find the 12 X12 tile at most big box stores for around a couple of bucks a foot for the , some of the discontinued tile goes for a buck a foot or less,,
save you the price of the backer board,,

 



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