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Old 02-10-2014, 06:36 AM  
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And old layer of vinyl that is not peeling up would be ideal for attaching new layer. Cut off any edges that are peeling up. If it is loose but still laying flat glue back down and staple if there is wood to staple into.


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Not an expert here on peel n stick tiles I have put them down a few times and they seemed to hold up ok and were a quick cover up. I have removed a lot more of them than I have ever put down and I will say when they stick they really stick, and when they donít they come up like nothing or fall off. Iím sure that has more to do with having a clean surface than anything else. They are not expected to be soaked in water.

You mentioned you just start laying them one after another. I would make a plan so I didnít come to the other wall and have a sliver of a tile to lay. Normally you find the center of the room and then figure outward starting with a tile edge on the line or the tile center so as to not have a thin tile at the edge. Most rooms are not just 4 walls so if you have jogs think about what best suits the layout. Getting that first row straight is important. Any amount you are off will grow as you go.

Good luck and let us know how you make out.


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I've seen it done both ways. A Newbie might find peel-n-stick easier but Sam is always right ... the vinyl is a better product and tile is the best.

Just had to put down some peel-n-stick on a laundry room for a rental. Used a Henry's product as the primer, then laid the tiles in rapid fashion. They (obviously) do not require grout ... but water can get under the tiles. The advantage is that a damaged tile can be taken up and replaced. Vinyl sheets suck because damage is hard to repair.
If I had rentals, I would use peel & stick too. As you said, much easier to repair. I just wouldn't use them in a house I intend to live in. Don't want to do it again in a year or two.
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I did a 4 hour bathroom makeover at my step-daughter's house, which included a high quality peel and stick flooring. After installing nice trim, paint, mirror, shower curtains, and sink, it turned out superb. 4 years later, the room still looks excellent.
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Were seeing more of this stuff they call drop and done, no glue about a 1/4" think and looks like wood. A friend has it in a rental, he just switches damaged peices to a closet or what will end up under the bed. He swears by it.
http://www.laurentiansales.ca/drop_a...tallation.html
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That stuff is really slick. I just hope the homeowner's wife doesn't go into that room with a vacuum. That would be a mess!
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I haven't herd any complaints about the vacuum.
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Using this chance I thought one more question .
I already started stripping away the cove base (not sure of this is the right name) and behind it left over some hard residual adhesive, it feels pretty hard and possible going to be physical (after 800sq ft wall painting + cabinet painting). I am thinking about getting 5inch sander and run it. Wondering whether sander will fit in that space below the cabinets.
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Not likely but you can rent sanders for that, perhaps a chisel would be effective.
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ok chisel added to my buy list. thx.


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