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Eddy 10-22-2006 03:42 PM

covering bathroom tile
I want to cover my old one inch tile in my bathroom with linoleum. Should I just use a piece of luan board or use a levelastic type product? The subfloor is tile over plywood and it is sound. I have no idea and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Square Eye 10-22-2006 07:35 PM

Luan would be a nightmare to fasten down in that sitiation.
Sheet vinyl would be a problem over bare tile too..
Leveling compound would shrink over the deep joints between the tile.
I've not had to deal with this problem because I always removed the tile down to the bare wood. That is exactly what I'm recommending to you also. When you want a job done right, you need to actually do it right. Remove the tile add a layer of plywood to level and sturdy the floor, sand the joints if you can detect them by touch, then use a floor leveler to cover the joints and cover the nailheads. You will come out with a good quality floor job and no worries about the tile releasing the Luan or the leveler.

Check with your supplier, the vinyl may require a certain type of underlayment to keep your warranty valid.

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