LVP over TIle Advice


Old 08-23-19, 09:28 AM
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LVP over TIle Advice

Hi... I'm trying to prep for home sale. Master bath currently has white tile with what used to be white grout. It has been recoated by grout paint several times. Thinking of replacing with LVP, but trying to figure out best option forward... what's your vote?

Option 1: throw on another coat of grout paint!

Option 2: remove tile and replace with LVP
Challenges: labor to remove tile and backerboard and then would need to lay at least 3/4" underlayment to get LVP to same thickness where door jambs and trim have been undercut to for the existing tile.

Option 3: leave tile, fill grout lines with self-leveling compound or thinset and cover with LVP. Undercut jambs and trim to new account for minimal increased height of LVP.
Challenges: grout lines are 1/2" so seems like they'd need to be filled. Tougher transition to carpet outside of bath area.

Thanks for your input!
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Old 08-23-19, 09:51 AM
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Repaint the grout lines. A real estate agent would tell you that instead of spending money on flooring, that the buyer probably won't like, you are better off to give a small flooring allowance off the price.
Through the years I have ripped up new flooring that the seller put in and the buyer hated many, many times.

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Sam beat me to it; I would have suggested painting the grout again as well.

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