ceramic tile layed over linoleum

Old 07-12-03, 08:53 AM
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ceramic tile layed over linoleum

I just finished tiling my 500 sq. ft. kitchen, panty and bfst. nook... after reading a lot of literature on it. I opted not to remove the existing linoleum as the hardiboard backing web site said the backing board could be installed over Vinyl Composition Tile ... which I thought my floor was. (I think I just wished it was). I removed the vinyl linoleum (same type) from the bathrooms and they were most definitely sheets, not tile. When I installed the backing board I cemented and screwed as the directions instructed.

My question, what do I have to look forward to due to my placing the backing board on the linoleum? (even though its cemented and screwed)


Old 07-12-03, 09:04 AM
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if the subfloor requirements were met and the hardibacker was installed correctly then you should not have any probs,min1 1/4 inch subfloor,screwed every 2"on the seams and every 4to6"in the field, joints taped with nylon mesh tape and thin set,1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 notch trowel for tile up to 16" then 1/2 notch for anything bigger ,grout mixed ,spread and cleaned according to the man. reccomendations,let dry at least 72 hours[some sealers require more dry time]before sealing ,then you should be ok

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