Vinyl Plank over ceramic tile in kitchen?


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Old 05-12-15, 11:15 AM
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Vinyl Plank over ceramic tile in kitchen?

Hello,

The ceramic tile in my kitchen, although in relatively good shape save for one cracked tile, needs a bit of a visual upgrade. My kitchen is small, more or less square and about 130 sq/ft.

My question is whether or not I can lay down vinyl plank over the ceramic tile. I don't want to do a massive reno (ie. rip up all the tile) if I can avoid it and hear vinyl plank is good for DIYers.

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Old 05-12-15, 01:03 PM
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The vinyl plank products are good. The grout lines of your tile may telegraph through the vinyl, however, which wouldn't look very good. If you can buy a sample piece or two and lay it in your kitchen as a test run to see if it does that. If it does not appreciably telegraph, then you can lay it over the tile, although it isn't the best substrate for it.
 
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Old 05-12-15, 01:06 PM
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Look more toward an engineered floating floor. I too have concerns with the relief aspects of the tile showing through in the vinyl. Just a speck if dirt will show through in some cases.
 
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Old 05-12-15, 06:44 PM
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yeah, i had some vinyl plank that telegraphed thru many imperfections... not to mention the click vinyl plank did not seal perfectly in some spots.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 10:22 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I also considered this re: laying the vinyl plank over the ceramic... the transition strip might be tricky since the kitchen floor will be considerably higher with the vinly plank on top.

So... maybe ripping up the tile will be my best bet afterall. I shall not default to cheap and lazy.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 11:27 AM
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Good for you!! let us know if we can help.
 
 

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