The main caveat is that all vinyl formats call for a smooth subfloor including sheet vinyl vinyl tile and luxury vinyl planks and tiles.
Removing vinyl tile installed over ceramic tile.
However after a few years it is likely that you will need to replace your old flooring if you choose to try your hand at laying vinyl floor over old vinyl read this article first so you get the best results possible from your new floor.
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If the grout lines in the ceramic tile are deep you ll see and feel them under sheet flooring and if you choose to install preglued vinyl tiles they won t stick.
Installing vinyl flooring over ceramic tile.
If you aren t removing the old floor you may be creating a new floor that is too thick for doors to open and shut or for thresholds to have clearance.
To install ceramic tile over wood the wood surface must be structurally sound enough to support the weight of the tile.
The ceramic tile must be in good shape without cracks or large gashes.
While standard sheet vinyl that is well bonded usually makes an acceptable base for ceramic tile that s not true of all forms of resilient flooring.
Over one year ago i installed luxury vinyl tile directly over pre existing ceramic tile flooring.
Plank vinyl flooring over ceramic tile.
Once the tile is leveled off your next step is to remove the toilet so that the floor can be laid under it not cut around it.
Vinyl tile comes in two forms.
Consider the tile s joints and the floor s height when laying vinyl over tile.
Chipboard cushioned vinyl flooring particle boards of any type oriented strand board osb interior grade plywood tongue and groove planking and hardwood floors are unsuitable substrates for direct installation of ceramic tile.
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Installing over wood.
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With vinyl tile the possibility of shifting is also present.
In some circumstances you can install new flooring such as laminate flooring hardwood or engineered flooring over vinyl flooring as long as it is in good condition.
Installing vinyl tile over existing vinyl floor.
If you are ready to upgrade your existing floor you will need to remove the old vinyl first.
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Also the grout lines between tiles must.
One of the biggest factors of installing a new floor over the old is thickness.
Fortunately ceramic tile is often a suitable surface on which install vinyl planks.
One requires adhesive very much like ceramic tiles do.
The other which is referred to as peel and stick.
Loose lay perimeter bond sheet vinyl can shift beneath the tile installation making it unsuitable as a base for ceramic tile.