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Use the Tavy Thin-Skin Method to Ensure a Long Lasting Tile Installation
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I'm in the process of using the thin skin and the adhesive. How long should it take for the adhesive to dry? It has been 12 hours and not dry yet.
I have a fairly new home with cement foundation I don't have alot of money but I would like tile my wet areas in which I have vinyl I really could use some advise the house is 8 years old we also have a tension slab
I am not ale to watch the videos. What do I need to do? I can watch YouTube and all other websites.
Oh by the way: I did notice that one question WAS answered: the one that was asking where these products could be purchased. The moderator jumped right in there and answered quite politely. She gave all the information needed to purchase the Tavy adhesive and fabric products. M
I am in an older house over a crawl space. I am concerned that the floor joices may not hold the weight of the backing board plus the tiles. Is your system lighter weight than using backboard?
I found this to be very helpful. It's an awesome website love the step-by-step directions. And it was fun doing. I love to learn new things. Also I'm happy I didn't have to tear up the old final flooring:)
Great questions any answers?
I found this video very interesting, informative, and well done. Maybe an ACE award is in your future? Well anyway, it gets my vote! Thanks for a knowledgeable session!
I personally think the Tavy fabric is simply an added expense of labor & material and is not necessary. I am a tile setter and although I've only twice set tile over sheet vinyl flooring (both in bathrooms = much traffic), I've not encountered one problem to date. The older of the two installations is about three years now. As long as the sheet vinyl (orVCT) is the type which is "all" glued and not just the perimeter, and it is adhered well everywhere, I don't foresee or expect any problems. As far as the vinyl's glue deteriorating - hogwash! *If the vinyl tiles are the pre-glued stick down variety, I would definitely remove the tiles prior to the CT installation.**You lay carpet, not tile! You "set" tile!
So I have a question. What if the edges of the vinyl tile are curling up. How do i lay this down on top of that?
can i install vinyl tile over ceramic
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Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team
I watched your video on how to install ceramic tile over vinyl. I have been reading up on this and alot of people (professionals) say this... "Assuming that you are going over OLD vinyl floor, you also have to assume that the glue holding the vinyl floor down is OLD and probably failing. Keeping that in mind, if you go directly over the vinyl floor, you are basically asking the OLD, possibly failing glue to hold down not only the vinyl it was originally holding in place, but now the ceramic floor above it. You will be seriously cutting down the lifespan of your new ceramic floors. This is what will happen... as the glue fails, areas of the floor will be come unstable, start moving and fluctuating, this will cause the tiles to become loose, eventually crack and/or start breaking up the grout in between the tiles. This may not necessarily happen immediately, but more than likely you will find yourself repairing tiles or re-grouting just a couple of years down the road."Can you please explain how your method would work without the tiles moving from the old glue?P.S. I read review and people would like to know how come you don't answer them. Don't you think you should answer them if you put this website up?
So when you work on your own ceramic tile project, always remember how to lay ceramic floor tile properly by knowing how to work with your subfloor surfaces. Learning how to lay ceramic floor tile is also both a great way both to learn a new hobby, and a home improvement skill. Just remember to keep a safe working environment, not to rush things (especially during setting periods), and try to work with at buddy. Better yet, get your friends over and help.
Installing ceramic tile over vinyl will work just fine. If you decide to cover the floor with plywood or cement board, installation is then just like any other floor. Especially if you have older flooring, the best plan is to probably just cover it rather than taking it up. Don't sand older vinyl flooring.