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12 x 12 Vinyl Tile - Can I put the new vinyl tile over the existing old vinyl?

12 x 12 Vinyl Tile - Can I put the new vinyl tile over the existing old vinyl?

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Old 02-19-11, 02:24 PM
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12 x 12 Vinyl Tile - Can I put the new vinyl tile over the existing old vinyl?

I am looking to put new vinyl tile over the existing tile in my kitchen. The existing tile was nice when it was installed but it is now time to improve.

The current tile is not cracked, ripped or peeling.

It's heavily traffic and scratched and lost the gleem.

I plan on replacing the shoe molding when I do the project.

The vinyl tile was the self adhesive and I plan on using the same type of vinyl tile.

What type of preparation do I need to perform to ensure that the new tile is solidly in place?

Any thoughts on the actual placing/lining up the new tile?

Please when you are replying, I'm a newby and understand some terminology but have recently gotten an interest in doing some 'self' improvements to the house (as well as myself )


Thanks for your time and advice!

Tom
 
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Old 02-19-11, 03:44 PM
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Why not just take up the old tile? Heat them with a hair dryer.
 
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Time is short and cash is even shorter. The house is on the market and the flooring has lost it's luster. Takes away from the kitchen.
 
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Old 02-20-11, 05:46 PM
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Yes, you can put the tile over tile. Maybe it will last, if it doesn't take too long to sell the place.
 
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For a quick fix, it should work. I mean, how long does self stick look good for anyway? However, I would make sure the existing floor is very clean and dry and make sure to overlap the seams. In other words, make sure the first new tile actually covers parts of four old tiles so that the new seams are in different places than the old ones.
 
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