Can this floor be saved? (vinyl tile over linoleum)

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Old 09-13-05, 12:18 PM
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Can this floor be saved? (vinyl tile over linoleum)

I am living in a rent house that is owned by the least handy person in the world. She has put self stick vinyl tile over existing linoleum floors in the kitchen. To my knowledge she did not even MOP the floor prior to doing this. We already have several tiles that are slipping out of place in front of the fridge, dishwasher and garbage can. My question is this: If we were to try and remove this tile, can the linoleum be saved? The linoleum was in good condition prior to her lying down that tile, and we know this because she stopped short of the utility room, and the linoleum in there was great once we cleaned it up.

I have been scouring the 'net for ideas, but since the tile was so cheap and laid so poorly, I thought maybe there was a glimmer of hope to keeping the existing linoleum.

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Nothing is impossible!

This is the reason you never lay vinyl peel & stick tiles, directly on sheet vinyl!!

Plasticizer migration, emulsifies the peel & stick adhesive later, also most sheet vinyls are embossed, so the surface is not smooth enough for a good bond.
 
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Old 09-16-05, 09:11 AM
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What would be the best way to remove it without causing a lot of damage to the underlying flooring?
 
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I'd be in contact with my landlord ASAP!!!

This is not your property, your just paying to stay there. Removing the tiles may mean you don't get your deposit back at the end of your stay there.

It is the responsibility of your landlord for the upkeep of the things that are falling apart, so your not living in a slum.
 
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