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Generally speaking, vinyl tile can be installed over a hardwood subfloor. There are even some reasons why a hardwood subfloor is one of the best choices for vinyl tile. As long as the subfloor is in good shape, it can stay in place with the vinyl tile being installed over it.
Generally, it’s a good idea to lay ceramic tiles over ceramic tiles. The main concern with laying ceramic tiles is the subfloor is stable, level, and flat. Ceramic tiles need to be inspected before laying ceramic tiles on top to ensure they are level, and installed correctly.
The tools you will need to paint ceramic tiles include an orbital sander or sandpaper for smaller areas, a putty knife, a tack cloth, a paint roller, a paint tray, a scouring pad sponge, and a bucket for mixing the cleaning agent of warm water and TSP.
The most important thing is to ensure the old linoleum is flat and level. This involved measuring it using a carpenter’s level. As well as, filling in any imperfections using a levelling compound. After that the linoleum should be cut, layed out, trimmed, and attached to the old linoleum.
To fill in any damaged areas, fill the spots with a premixed floor leveler and allow it to dry. Once this has dried, you will then need to thoroughly clean the floor of any dust and debris. Once clean, you can then snap chalk lines across the floor to guide the pattern of your new flooring.
If the old carpet in the area is a high-pile carpet, consider laying a thin underlayment of plywood over top of the carpet so that the tack strips can easily grip to the surface, you can have a decent subfloor for the carpet, and you can ensure that there won’t be movement once complete.
If installing self-adhering vinyl tiles, you will need a hammer, utility knife, carpenter’s square, tape measure, tile cutter, and a chalk line. Have these tools gathered together and placed in an area that is easy to reach to ensure the most hassle-free and smooth installation process.
To replace damaged vinyl plank flooring, using either spare vinyl flooring from installation or new material that has been acclimated to the room, find the row where the damaged plank lies and remove the baseboard from this area. You’ll then pull the floor gently up until reaching the damaged plank.
To lay vinyl plank around a bathtub, you will need to follow all of the preparation steps that were previously mentioned in “Can You Lay Vinyl Plank Under/Around Vanity?” and finish by caulking the area around the tub that meets with the vinyl, allowing enough space for expansion before caulking.