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    Jan 2012

    Smile laying flooring over tile

    Hi I am a newbie and new to posting too!

    Have a lot of DIY experience w husband.

    Skip history in this paragraph if you wish! We are purchasing for rental a condo with 1 1/2 baths, both very small.Both have 40 year old ugly 1 inch ceramic tiles which have stood up through water damage to unit, no cracks, as sturdy as can be.The only obvious thing in a little bit unlevel,only slightly around one toilet which is original settling and most units have this.

    Question? With only 2 floor tiling experiences behind us.No vinyl laying experience to speak of. What is the best way to lay vinyl over ceramic tiles in these small bathrooms?. What is best product to smooth out small amount of grout lines, and what product and how to make around toilet more level.

    Also, would the new laminate stone patterns be an option? Or would they not stand up to water well?

    I know some of you may say pull up the tile as my Son did in one of these condos. But with a renter and the age, heights are fine and it is felt that these very small tiles if they have stood up this long, they serve as an extra protection to condos below.

    Any recommendations about options, how to do, products specifically to use, and things to do to put extra protection in the unit appreciated. Spending needs to be economical as for renters but looking to upgrade though could leave as is. I have toured some NEW 5 bedroom homes with vinyl in a stone or tile pattern recently as builders are cutting cost.

    We have never laid vinyl or laminates before and will need to do that in kitchen and dining as this is pretty much a forced remodel.

    Thanks for all ideas! I have done some research but like to collect points of view to get to best info. I find people who come here know their stuff. Thanks in advance!

    PS: anyone who wants to critic my lack of posting skills I won't get offended.
    Last edited by carolitis; 01-07-2012 at 04:34 PM. Reason: problem with editing site

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