Can You Install Vinyl Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?
Often, customers like the look of vinyl but don’t want to go to the hassle of pulling up their old floor in order to install it.
They’re often surprised to learn that removal of their old floor is actually unnecessary — vinyl flooring can be added directly on top of the old one!
It saves time, money, and there are other benefits for installing your flooring like this.
Read the article below for more details.
Look For A Smooth And Seamless Tile Floor
Vinyl flooring is made from man-made materials.
It’s waterproof, durable, and extremely affordable.
In addition, it’s extremely easy to install.
One of the best flooring types to fit your vinyl flooring over is ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile is smooth and seamless, which helps prevent many headaches when installing your vinyl flooring.
However, you must ensure the tiled floor underneath is not too damaged, has too many deep seams, or is unlevel.
How To Lay Vinyl Flooring Over Tiles
Preparation is key when installing vinyl flooring over tile.
First of all, look at your tile flooring and imagine it with a thin layer of vinyl on top.
Is the floor now too high?
Is it too noticeable?
Most vinyl flooring is thin but some can be quite thick — depending on your needs.
Now, look at the quality of the tiles.
Are any of them chipped or broken?
If there are any loose pieces, make sure to remove them.
Keep a close eye on cracks as they may signify problems with the subfloor.
Check the tiles’ seams.
If they’re too wide, they could eventually prove too unwieldy for vinyl flooring.
If there are big gaps, make sure to fill them with cement, ensuring the floor is level.
After checking the floor is perfectly level, make sure to sweep up the dirt and dust and mop it up as per our cleaning instructions.
By removing any dirt or dust we can ensure as smooth a surface as possible.
Now you have created the ideal subfloor for your vinyl flooring, it’s time to fit it.