latex primer before laying vinyl tile


Old 08-03-05, 06:16 AM
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latex primer before laying vinyl tile

we have purchased some peel and stick vinyl tile and the box says that on wood surfaces, to use a latex primer for vinyl tile. we have put 1/4" sheets of plywood for the underlayment of the floor. do these need to be primed? where on earth do we buy a primer for vinyl tile? wouldn't any latex primer do just fine?
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Old 08-03-05, 01:26 PM
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Made by Armstrong, sold in quarts and gallons, Sold in Lowes for sure and may also be in H. Depot. (Its in the flooring dept.)
Old 08-08-05, 08:47 PM
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sealer before laying vinyl

I removed old carpeting & found subfloor of OSB which has MANY areas of cat urine spots. Can this be sealed before the vinyl is laid? What should I use?
Old 08-14-05, 04:51 PM
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Osb, is not an approved surface for vinyl to be installed directly on top of it.

You need underlayment approved for use under vinyl flooring. It is made of Birch wood. So it doesn't stain from oils and is harder then pine plywood, also no voids in the core plies, which could bust through and leave a nasty looking spot later.
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