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Old April 5, 2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Vinyl flooring to cover old tile


Is there a vinyl flooring product that can be used to cover 25 year old heated tiles in my kitchen. I would rather not have to have the old floor torn out, and it does provide controlled heat in the winter. Many of the old tiles are broken and some new (but not quite matching) were installed a couple of years ago. They, too are broken. Someone said there was a new product of some sort that I could use. Money and labour are a great consideration.
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Old April 5, 2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Try checking out Gerflor
They have a loose laid vinyl that covers rough floors. Its got a backing like wool
I am not sure what it is called in the USA but someone else should be able to help you

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Old April 5, 2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old April 5, 2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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I looked at that site but couldn't find the name of the vinyl

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Old April 5, 2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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Might be tough to get Gerflor to sell for residential in the US. They're kinda particular about being strictly commercial.

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This is the product I was thinking of


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Old April 12, 2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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The greatest way to tear out vinyl flooring is to pull it up and then go back and remove the remaining glue and pieces of flooring and before removing the vinyl flooring, you require to check to see if there is asbestos in it.

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Old April 12, 2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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remove you moldings, remove everything that is loose on the floor and cover with cement,it might take 2 or 3 coats to put it even. let it dry 40 min(or more if still wet) between coats
use plani patch (or else) and acrylic latex additive, then you can install a floating vinyl flooring(whitout glue) don't forget to let some space(loose against the walls everywhere) cause vinyl is expanding .... is it more than 12 feet wide?

sorry for my bad english you can use this.....Tarkett > Products > Fiber Floor

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Old April 16, 2012, 07:57 AM   #9
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there are many products to use for this, however i would not remove old tile for health reasons. the stuff mentioned in here will work, click lock products by mannington armstrong are good ones. Karndean is good with their loose lay, and their are many others as well.

But as benny said you are better off with a floating floor, you can use a thin vinyl underlayment and glue flooring to that so it is still floating.

How hot is the floor usually?

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