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vinyl tile over old linoleum tile in bathroom

Posted by Jules on May 23rd, 2001 04:25 PM

Well, y'all did such a good job of answering my first question, I thought I'd ask another! *grin*

The house has these incredibly horrible chartreuse linoleum tiles in the bathroom that are old enough to be virtually guaranteed to contain asbestos. Obviously, I ain't having them pulled - it's a rental, after all! *grin*

The floor is in suprisingly good condition, with no lifting or damaged tiles or anything like that - and it seems level to the eye (no, I've not gone in with a level or anything yet!).

We want to put in Armstrong vinyl tiles (we've picked the pattern and the landlady likes it) and I'm unsure as to how best to lay them - do I have to put down a leveling compound or a new subfloor (I'd really prefer not to)?

Or, can I just clean the dickens out of it and apply the tiles directly to the old floor if its as level and all as I think it is? The new tiles are larger (12") than the originals (8") - should I ensure that the layout is such that I'm always overlapping an old seam?

Am I asking too many silly questions? *grin*

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