Vinyl sheet flooring over existing tile floor?

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Old 09-05-13, 11:08 AM
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Vinyl sheet flooring over existing tile floor?

Hello! I'm new on this forum. I've a few questions about vinyl flooring. Thanks for reading my questions!

We are planning to replace the yucky vinyl sheet flooring in our small bathroom with some better looking one. And I'm so tempted to change our yucky front entrance & kitchen tiles too (very light color tiles, stained tiles/ grout, a few peeling tiles... obviously some low quality ceramic tiles laid by the previous owner)... However, taking the tiles out and replacing other ceramic tiles seem out of the question (time & budget wise). So I'm thinking if I can lay the same vinyl sheet flooring we will get for our bathroom over the front entrance/ kitchen tiles?

If yes, how can we do it? I saw that there are some Armstrong CleanSweep "no-glue" vinyl sheet flooring from home depot and wonder how it works. Does anyone have any experience with these vinyl sheet floor? How does it hold up? Is it good for bath or high traffic areas (i.e. kitchen and front entrance)? Do you have any other suggestions of better quality vinyl sheet floor?

Again, thanks for reading and hope I will get some answers soon!
 
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Old 09-05-13, 04:23 PM
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Linoleum will "telescope" any imperfection through the product and you will be able to see any pebble, grout line, and tile shape. Think of what you did as a kid, taking a piece of white paper, laying it on something, and rubbing it with a pencil. You can see every line and shape. Your linoleum will do the same thing if you do not remove the tile, mortar and go back with a perfectly smooth 1/4" plywood underlayment with seams skim coated with patch compound.
 
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Old 09-05-13, 05:50 PM
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But what's in a word, Z.....it's telegraph, not telescope. JK!! Go eat supper.
 
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Old 09-06-13, 04:00 AM
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Telescope - Verb - 3: to become compressed or condensed (source Websters Dictionary)

Telescope - Noun - a usually tubular optical instrument for viewing distant objects by means of the refraction of light rays through a lens or the reflection of light rays by a concave mirror

Telegraph - verb

1a : to send or communicate by or as if by telegraph
b : to send a telegram to
c : to send by means of a telegraphic order
2: to make known by signs especially unknowingly and in advance

Telegraph - Noun

1: an apparatus for communication at a distance by coded signals; especially : an apparatus, system, or process for communication at a distance by electric transmission over wire

 
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For what it's worth, we started replacing vinyl in our units years ago because we found we could put ceramic in for less money.
 
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Old 09-06-13, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for your answers. I know that replacing the ceramic tiles with new tiles is the best bet, but with a baby and the lack of help/ skills/ time, I don't think this is feasible now. We could have asked a contractor to install new tiles for us, but I'm sure labor costs quite a bit.

Do you have any other suggestions on the flooring? I just found a link that suggests that it is possible to put vinyl tiles over ceramic tiles? (DIY: Installing Groutable Vinyl Tile and $100 Lowes Gift Card Giveaway #LowesCreator) This actually looks good. So I wonder if I should do this?
 
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sorry, posted msg in wrong place. have corrected.
 

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