Vinyl tiles - can they be put over old vinyl (linoleum)?

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Posted 4/2/2013 by PhotoHorse in NSBR Board
 

PhotoHorse
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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:25:32 PM
I think I have all the terms correct....my mom hates her linoleum floors. They are mostly white and have little divets/pockets that capture dirt and leave a speckled/dirty-looking floor. I'd like a quick and easy solution....can I buy the vinyl tiles and put them down on top of the old flooring? They have their own adhesive, too, don't they? ((((And can you tell I'm just starting this process?))))

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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:08:20 PM
Have you seen the foam back vinyl? It is so durable and super easy to install. You just roll it out and due your cutouts for cabinets, dishwasher etc. We put ours down about 9 years ago and still looks new and super easy to clean. We bought ours at Home Depot or Lowes. It basically floats on the floor. You do use double sided tape in the high traffic areas ie. Doorways and in front of appliances, sink. You just have to mop and dry existing floor before installing. Foam back makes it easy on the feet. Ours looks like wood.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:20:33 PM
if the current tiles are in good condition and not warped or lifting, you can. note that it will increase threshold heights, to make sure any doors will till open smoothly. also, depending how pock-marked the current tiles are, that is less surface for the new tiles to adhere to, so you might want to check how well they stick.

we put peel n stick linoleum tiles down over very old but great shape asbestos linoleum tiles in our old house. it was the only fix we could afford at the time. looking back I would've done the sheet vinyl, as it was pretty hard to get all the lines to fit close together. then again, we had a light pattern, so maybe something darker would hide that. my brother lives there now, the floor has been done about 8 years and is still holding up great tho!



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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:20:39 PM
if the current tiles are in good condition and not warped or lifting, you can. note that it will increase threshold heights, to make sure any doors will till open smoothly. also, depending how pock-marked the current tiles are, that is less surface for the new tiles to adhere to, so you might want to check how well they stick.

we put peel n stick linoleum tiles down over very old but great shape asbestos linoleum tiles in our old house. it was the only fix we could afford at the time. looking back I would've done the sheet vinyl, as it was pretty hard to get all the lines to fit close together. then again, we had a light pattern, so maybe something darker would hide that. my brother lives there now, the floor has been done about 8 years and is still holding up great tho!



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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:22:25 PM
I like Traffic Master Allure flooring-found at Home Depot. I had NEVER done any type of flooring before. I did my office floor by myself, start to finish. It floats over your existing flooring. The planks adhere to each other on their edges. It's holding up beautifully, in spite of my daily journeys back and forth across it in my rolling desk chair.We recently re-did my son's room, and used it in there, and I am in the process of re-doing my bathroom, and I've already purchased it for that floor, as well as the hallway.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:22:40 PM
I like Traffic Master Allure flooring-found at Home Depot. I had NEVER done any type of flooring before. I did my office floor by myself, start to finish. It floats over your existing flooring. The planks adhere to each other on their edges. It's holding up beautifully, in spite of my daily journeys back and forth across it in my rolling desk chair.We recently re-did my son's room, and used it in there, and I am in the process of re-doing my bathroom, and I've already purchased it for that floor, as well as the hallway.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 9:11:02 PM
Do sheet vinyl if at all possible. There are several loose lay options that will float on top of the old floor. You basically pull your trim off, cut the new flooring to fit and reinstall the trim to cover the edges.

No matter how good you are with laying floor the peel and stick tiles will have a few issues going together. Yeah, they're semi-easy to install and a decent quick fix to a floor, but I wouldn't count on them as a long term solution.

I have them in my kitchen right now as a temporary fix until I can afford to put in the flooring I really want. I'm hoping to get 4-5 yrs out of them before I'll replace them.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:27:07 PM
I used to work in Home Depot's flooring department and I second the Allure Flooring. You really cannot go wrong with it. I'm thinking that a layer of luan sheets would be all that you would need, but you may not even need that. I would recommend going to your local Home Depot and talking to someone.


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