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1/4 " cement board

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Is this a good material to apply over my embossed sheet vinyl kitchen floor before applying a new sheet of sheet vinyl?
If so, what would I use to adhere the cement board to the old floor?
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Old 07-16-09, 04:08 PM
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Others may have differing views, but the cbu won't give a smooth surface that will be required for sheet vinyl. All the aberrations in the surface of the cbu will telegraph to the surface. Even laying sheet vinyl over old patterned sheet vinyl will cause the telegraphing of the pattern to the top strata.
 
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Either use the embossing leveler for vinyl..it sits in the pattern and gives a flat surface...or use 1/4" plywood and fill the seams after its down.
 
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Old 07-16-09, 06:06 PM
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When I was young lad it was routine to use untempered, single surface " hardboard as underlayment. Can't say if they still do. I've seen 3/8" CDX used a lot more recently but it gives you a really crappy surface.
 
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Either use the embossing leveler for vinyl..it sits in the pattern and gives a flat surface...or use 1/4" plywood and fill the seams after its down.
I was going to persue this with you but I'll get to Home depot and not tie things up here.

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I've seen 3/8" CDX used a lot more recently but it gives you a really crappy surface.
cdx is not rated as a floor underlayment and shouldn't be used as such. I not surprised at the "crappy surface" results.
 
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cdx is not rated as a floor underlayment and shouldn't be used as such. I not surprised at the "crappy surface" results.
There were no results as I only "asked" but did not do it.
I am going to use the deembosser as I indicated.
I did not want you to be misled.
 
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Hi Peter

I know you didnt use cdx. I was just commenting on ray's post where he said he has seen cdx used with crappy results.

Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 07-17-09, 08:45 AM
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And to clarify my mention of CDX was only an advanced no=way should a "helpful" friend suggest it.

Heck, I once was went to give an estimate for a bathroom floor where the contractor had used particle board as underlayment for vinyl tile. Old claw foot tub and several small kids (she did day care), Any guesses what the floor looked like after only a few months Would you believe the person who installed it wasn't answering his phone.Had swore to her it was the best thing you could use. Jeeze.
 
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Can you help me get started? Here is where I stand:
1- Pull the baseboards.
2- What is involved in debossing which seems to be the next step?
2- Get a kit to draw a template. ?safer than measuring.
3- let the new section of vinyl relax for a day.
4- cut the new section according to the template
5- Remove the dishwasher so I can vinyl back to the wall
and water cannot get under the vinyl.
6- How do I cement the vinyl to the old deembossed one?
7- Do I really need a commercial roller?
8- Build baseboards back into place
(I guess you put the appliances on ?cardboard in the adjacent room)

The above is what I can gather by reading on line.
Each site seems to start ok then they stray or become vague.
Thank you if you can help.
 
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