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had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles lifted.
what's the best way to re-install them?

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On 07/20/2011 09:25 PM, wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles lifted.
what's the best way to re-install them?



Quick answer ... there is none ... you wont like the cure but ...

Scrape them off your floor, clean the concrete underneath and lay real
tile. It will improve the value of your home and look so much nicer. Be
sure and mix real mortar to lay them, not the ready mix glue they try to
push off at the big box stores.

Unfortunately basements can be leaky and are inherently damp, deal with
it permanently.

John
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On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:36:17 -0400, John wrote:

On 07/20/2011 09:25 PM, wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles lifted.
what's the best way to re-install them?



Quick answer ... there is none ... you wont like the cure but ...

Scrape them off your floor, clean the concrete underneath and lay real
tile. It will improve the value of your home and look so much nicer. Be
sure and mix real mortar to lay them, not the ready mix glue they try to
push off at the big box stores.

Unfortunately basements can be leaky and are inherently damp, deal with
it permanently.

John


thanks john...may do that
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wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles lifted.
what's the best way to re-install them?


You can buy cement/glue used for non-pre-glued tile. It does a pretty good
job.

I'm with John on tiling the floor for real. Shop around for the cheapest
ceramic tile you can find. The best commercial prices I've found are at
Floor & Decor outlets - about $0.66/sq ft.

I've done only four rooms, so I'm no expert; I watched a few YouTube videos
and picked up a few tricks.

* I own a 12" tile cutter which doesn't work for squat on 13" tiles. An
angle grinder with a ceramic blade does an adequate job.

*Thinset is an excellent transition material when going from one level to
another, say tile to vinyl. It smooths nicely and is stronger than dirt.

* Like any other flooring, remove the baseboards before tiling. Use this
opportunity to patch and repaint them.

* Instead of the little foam X's to get the distance between the tiles
correct, I used 3/8" dowel rods.


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On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:58:22 -0500, "HeyBub"
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wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles lifted.
what's the best way to re-install them?


You can buy cement/glue used for non-pre-glued tile. It does a pretty good
job.

I'm with John on tiling the floor for real. Shop around for the cheapest
ceramic tile you can find. The best commercial prices I've found are at
Floor & Decor outlets - about $0.66/sq ft.

I've done only four rooms, so I'm no expert; I watched a few YouTube videos
and picked up a few tricks.

* I own a 12" tile cutter which doesn't work for squat on 13" tiles. An
angle grinder with a ceramic blade does an adequate job.

*Thinset is an excellent transition material when going from one level to
another, say tile to vinyl. It smooths nicely and is stronger than dirt.

* Like any other flooring, remove the baseboards before tiling. Use this
opportunity to patch and repaint them.

* Instead of the little foam X's to get the distance between the tiles
correct, I used 3/8" dowel rods.

thanks much, bub. may have to go this route



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wf3h wrote:
On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:58:22 -0500, "HeyBub"
wrote:

wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles
lifted. what's the best way to re-install them?


You can buy cement/glue used for non-pre-glued tile. It does a
pretty good job.

I'm with John on tiling the floor for real. Shop around for the
cheapest ceramic tile you can find. The best commercial prices I've
found are at Floor & Decor outlets - about $0.66/sq ft.

I've done only four rooms, so I'm no expert; I watched a few YouTube
videos and picked up a few tricks.

* I own a 12" tile cutter which doesn't work for squat on 13" tiles.
An angle grinder with a ceramic blade does an adequate job.

*Thinset is an excellent transition material when going from one
level to another, say tile to vinyl. It smooths nicely and is
stronger than dirt.

* Like any other flooring, remove the baseboards before tiling. Use
this opportunity to patch and repaint them.

* Instead of the little foam X's to get the distance between the
tiles correct, I used 3/8" dowel rods.

thanks much, bub. may have to go this route


Good luck. It's a full two week-end job, but the results will be worth it.

Oh, one more tip: You may find that the existing tiles just won't, goddamn
it, come up! You can get a scraper blade for your reciprocating saw that
will make the job, well, just trivial! The blade turns your Sawzall into a
power scraper. Zoom, zoom, zoom.

The blade can be found next to the other Sawzall blades at your box store.
About ten bucks and worth every penny (it can even be resharpened with a
file for continued use).


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On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:19:00 -0500, "HeyBub"
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wf3h wrote:
On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:58:22 -0500, "HeyBub"
wrote:

wf3h wrote:
had a minor flood in the basement bathroom. vinyl floor tiles
lifted. what's the best way to re-install them?

You can buy cement/glue used for non-pre-glued tile. It does a
pretty good job.

I'm with John on tiling the floor for real. Shop around for the
cheapest ceramic tile you can find. The best commercial prices I've
found are at Floor & Decor outlets - about $0.66/sq ft.

I've done only four rooms, so I'm no expert; I watched a few YouTube
videos and picked up a few tricks.

* I own a 12" tile cutter which doesn't work for squat on 13" tiles.
An angle grinder with a ceramic blade does an adequate job.

*Thinset is an excellent transition material when going from one
level to another, say tile to vinyl. It smooths nicely and is
stronger than dirt.

* Like any other flooring, remove the baseboards before tiling. Use
this opportunity to patch and repaint them.

* Instead of the little foam X's to get the distance between the
tiles correct, I used 3/8" dowel rods.

thanks much, bub. may have to go this route


Good luck. It's a full two week-end job, but the results will be worth it.

Oh, one more tip: You may find that the existing tiles just won't, goddamn
it, come up! You can get a scraper blade for your reciprocating saw that
will make the job, well, just trivial! The blade turns your Sawzall into a
power scraper. Zoom, zoom, zoom.

The blade can be found next to the other Sawzall blades at your box store.
About ten bucks and worth every penny (it can even be resharpened with a
file for continued use).


sweet! thanks for the tip heybub


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