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I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.

Has anyone done this? Did it work out?

From a bit of searching I have found a few web sites that suggest

sanding the old tiles to roughen them up, and also to screw on the
vinyl tiles before laying the ceramic ones.

What do you think? I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on
this, but at the same time I don't want it to look like crap....

Thanks!

Mark


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I had sheet vinyl flooring glued to my slab floor. I was told I could
use thinset to lay ceramic tile directly on the clean vinyl. I didn't
believe it so I tried a few pieces inside a pantry closet. It stuck
so well that I did the whole kitchen. Six years later absolutely no
problems.

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I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.

Has anyone done this? Did it work out?

From a bit of searching I have found a few web sites that suggest


sanding the old tiles to roughen them up, and also to screw on the
vinyl tiles before laying the ceramic ones.

What do you think? I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on
this, but at the same time I don't want it to look like crap....

Thanks!

Mark



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Generally in slab conctruction they lay tille on a membrane anyway. It
should be fine if your peel and stick is well stuck. If you are
nervous about it use flex mortar.


I should have specified that the sub-floor beneath the peel and stick
tile is plywood, not concrete. Does this make a difference?

Thanks,

Mark



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I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.

Has anyone done this? Did it work out?

From a bit of searching I have found a few web sites that suggest

sanding the old tiles to roughen them up, and also to screw on the
vinyl tiles before laying the ceramic ones.

What do you think? I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on
this, but at the same time I don't want it to look like crap....

Thanks!

Mark


I hate to disagree with others posters. May I suggest you read what the
tile maker has to say on the subject before you get sued after the sale for
un-disclosed problems.

Do it right or don't do it at all.


Colbyt


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Generally in slab conctruction they lay tille on a membrane anyway. It
should be fine if your peel and stick is well stuck. If you are
nervous about it use flex mortar.


I should have specified that the sub-floor beneath the peel and stick
tile is plywood, not concrete. Does this make a difference?


It could. Stability is the issue.




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I hate to disagree with others posters. May I suggest you read what the
tile maker has to say on the subject before you get sued after the sale for
un-disclosed problems.

Do it right or don't do it at all.

Colbyt


Thanks for your comments, but could you suggest how to "do it right"?

Mark


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I hate to disagree with others posters. May I suggest you read what the
tile maker has to say on the subject before you get sued after the sale for
un-disclosed problems.

Do it right or don't do it at all.

Colbyt


Thanks for your comments, but could you suggest how to "do it right"?

Mark


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wrote in message
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I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.


Why not go with a laminate flooring. It would eliminate a lot of problems
and still look good.


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"mtldude" wrote in message
oups.com...
I hate to disagree with others posters. May I suggest you read what the
tile maker has to say on the subject before you get sued after the sale
for
un-disclosed problems.

Do it right or don't do it at all.

Colbyt


Thanks for your comments, but could you suggest how to "do it right"?

Mark



At a minimum, securely fasten 1/4" hardiebacker over the existing tile per
the instructions, use thinset to set the tile and then grout.


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wrote in message
oups.com...
I am putting up my condo for sale and want to spruce up the small
kitchen (100 sq feet) with some new ceramic tile.
The floor now has peel and stick vinyl (12 inch) tile that seems well
stuck even though it is quite scuffed up. Several people have told me
that I can lay ceramic tile right over the vinyl.

Has anyone done this? Did it work out?

From a bit of searching I have found a few web sites that suggest

sanding the old tiles to roughen them up, and also to screw on the
vinyl tiles before laying the ceramic ones.

What do you think? I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on
this, but at the same time I don't want it to look like crap....

Why not just leave it alone?
Personally I wouldn't consider a house with a tiled kitchen. Since you
don't know what a prospective buyer might like, why spend money on something
that might cost you a sale?




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