Replacing carpet with vinyl tile


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Old 05-16-10, 02:56 PM
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Replacing carpet with vinyl tile

How do I fill in the holes left after removing the nails that held down the wooden strips that held the carpet in place and what's the best way to prep the floor before installing the tiles?
 

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Old 05-16-10, 05:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You probably won't have much of a problem with the nail holes as long as they don't "pooch" up from the floor. They may need cleaning to make them smooth, but I wouldn't worry about filling them. You'll need to have a level floor, so check it pretty closely and use filler or sand the subfloor down as necessary. What type tiles are you installing? If VCT, you would use something like Henry's tile adhesive.
 
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Old 05-17-10, 12:30 AM
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the holes from the tackstrips shouldnt translate to your floor since they are around the outside were no real traffic will be..prepping the subfloor is the key if there is a major issue in the main areas of the room it will translate to your finished floor...most people will lay laun down if they are concerned with it

its a very thin overlay that can be screwed or thinset in
 
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Old 05-18-10, 03:46 PM
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Thinset is for ceramic tile, not vinyl tile. Clear thinspread is for vinyl tile. Be careful with luan, it can have voids between the layers and can collapse. Luan will void the warranty on tiles. You need something like ultraply. All the big boxes carry different brands.
 
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Old 05-19-10, 12:38 AM
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thinset can be used to better secure the laun...not to adhere the planks
 
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Old 05-19-10, 05:46 AM
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I have installed floor covering for almost 40 years. You never use thinset under luan.
 
 

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