luan sub + armstrong tiles + glue.

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Old 08-20-03, 10:37 AM
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Question luan sub + armstrong tiles + glue.

Hi, I put a luan subfloor down in the kitchen after tearing all the old tiles out .And I am thinking that I have to fill all the small gaps between the luan puzzle pieces( biggest concern) also what about the countersunk screws and after that do I put down adhesive & if so what kind wud work. And like all the other ones I have looked at I just want to do this ONCE !
 
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Old 08-20-03, 08:52 PM
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I just want to do this ONCE !
Then tear out the Luan, the oils in it can discolor your new vinyl.
Replace it with 1/4 ich PLYWOOD, filling the spaces and countersunk RING SHANK nail holes with Ardex Feather Finish or Mapai Fine Finish, mixing as directed on the bag. make sure you use adhesive approved by the vinyl manufacutuer using the correct trowel size.
 
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Old 08-21-03, 09:25 AM
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Question "really "

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This is going to be hard to do, cuz of the work and the time and my helpers + 3yr granddaughter, and nerves and headaches and stress. The tiles are selfstick,The oil will discolor them ?
If I have to, I guess I'll do it.
I know I said "once"
25yrs VS 1st timer.
Da Bear
 
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Old 08-22-03, 04:17 PM
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I've heard that the oils in luan can stain sheet vinyl, but VCT? No adhesive is necessary for the self stick tiles, but if you really only want this to be a one time installation, don't install self stick anything. The highest quality self stick vinyl tiles are still total crap. If you are set on vinyl tiles, get the commercial grade stuff that require a "clear thin spread" adhesive to adhere them. The commercial grade tiles will wear forever....... IF you start with three or four coats of wax after the initial installation, and monthly after that. They require a lot of upkeep, but they will wear a long time. You might be better off with sheet vinyl.

Robert
 
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Old 08-22-03, 09:59 PM
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I need a quickie !

Hi, Thanks for the help. We have changed our minds again and are gonna get carpet, that some else puts down & after that I will deal with molding and be finished with the kitchen from
=$#@(*P_+{. this is well over a whole year of my life in the doing.
I wish I was getting a hourly wage on this job.
Thanks again
DaBear
 
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