Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring Over Tile
Here are the basics of how to install vinyl plank flooring over tiles.
Installing vinyl plank flooring over tile. Unlike tile floors which have a very specific series of underlayment requirements vinyl plank floors can be installed over existing flooring so long as it is clean of debris in good repair and. Should you do this. You join planks by matching the tongue joint of one plank to the groove joint of another lifting one side of the plank you re installing to angle it and then pushing the joints together. We didn t want to rip our tile up or pour a subfloor over it so we just went ahead and laid the vinyl plank wood flooring over the existing tile.
See my other videos on vinyl plank wood over tile. 1 year later this is how it looks as we were concerned about it. Armstrong s 288 flooring adhesive apply s 288 adhesive to 1 2 of the area at a time so that you can start the installation along the center starting line. No subfloor was used.
While this product is thick enough for use over grout lines we had a few tiles that were obviously uneven you could feel them underfoot. Multiply the length and the width of the room to get the square footage and then add 10 percent for waste. Begin laying planks along the center starting line and install row by row including the cut pieces at the perimeter until 1 2 of the installation is complete. So using an oscillating tool with a grout removal blade we removed the protruding tiles.
However if you are matching to an existing floor that is running the opposite direction or starting on the long side would mean more difficult cuts than if the planks were running the other way feel free to do the. The general train of though is to run the planks the longest way in order to make the space look larger. The first thing that you need to do is figure out exactly how much vinyl you need. Step 1 determine the amount of flooring needed.
We will keep updates coming if any. This is an important first step no matter what type of flooring you re about to install real wood lvt laminate or tile. I did and the results have been great. Since the flooring comes in planks you only need to determine the square footage of the room and add 10 percent.
Take your tape measure and get the dimensions of the room. With the exception of trafficmaster products vinyl plank flooring typically snaps together like laminate flooring and the installation methods are similar.