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Floor Tiling

Posted by Terry on January 14th, 2001 07:57 PM
In reply to can i tile over this? by Jay on January 14th, 2001 05:38 PM [Go to top of thread]

I assume that this is over a solid floor, and possibly a ground floor. Ideally, one would remove it, if it is forming part of the damp proofing system, then you will need to apply a coat of something like Synthaproof which is a water proof 'damp course' (Far cheeper than hacking up the floor and relaying it with a poly damp membraine). If you decide to leave the 'lino' down then first apply a coat of the formentioned Synthaproof then line the floor with something like a marine ply, treated on the edges. This will not only stop any tar based products bleeding through on to your new tiles, but also give you a good even surface to work from.

Good luck.

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