new cermic tile job

Old 10-02-05, 07:36 PM
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new cermic tile job

I am looking for some general advice. I am buying a new house, that currently has vinyl tile in a very old style(kitchen and bathrooms). I want to update it with ceramic. It seems that this is not particularly difficult, just requiring time, patience, and a few tools. Assumptions correct?
Also I am choosing ceramic because I like the look and its known for high durability(planning a grade 4 high traffic type tile), is this correct?
As I understand the project I would need to pull up the old vinyl, see what type of subfloor I have, place some type of backer and then tiles. Am I oversimplifying this?
Oh yes, and with a good solid subfloor, is leveling usually much of an issue?

thanks for any tips, I will likely be back with more pointed questions when the project is underway

As a point of reference I have done vinyl tile floors, never worked with ceramic
Old 10-03-05, 03:47 PM
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So far so good, now come back and tell us what's under the vinyl, and if there is any 1/4" subfloor under the vinyl, that has to come up as well.

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