Vinyl tile sealing

Old 05-01-03, 11:53 AM
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Question Vinyl tile sealing

I would like to install a vinyl tile floor in out kitchen, replacing the the current vinyl sheet that's installed and removing some surrounding carpeting to extend the hard flooring area. Are there any issues I should be aware of when using vinyl tiles in higher moisture or liquid-spill-prone areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms? Are there sealing agents that can be used with tiles to prevent liquid from seeping between tiles to the under floor? My sub-floor is wooden, and I'm considering using an Armstrong light commercial tile. Many thanks in advance!
Old 05-04-03, 09:55 AM
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you'll need to put a layer of multy-ply or luan down to provide a smoothe surface for tile nail with spot nails every 2 inches on the seams and every 4 to 6 in the feild. patch the seams and and sand them when dry.Get some thin-spread adheasive and a 1/16 notch trowel and glue the floor first[ i dont trust the peel and stick glue ] after intsall let it sit for three days before any mopping or anything else you can move furniture back.Now you'll need to check with the manufacturer as to what you use to seal the tile as they will all tell you something different .Let us know if you have any more q's
Old 05-07-03, 10:06 AM
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Thanks floorman, that was just the sort of information I was looking for! I'll consult with Armstrong to determine the best sealing agent. Thanks again!

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