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    Default Tile over/onto old vinyl tiles???

    Hi I've got a kitchen floor job coming up and they have full vinyl down over old (and I mean 40 years!) vinyl tiles, these are stuck down really well and I'm planning on leaving them down if anyone and confirm that the adhesive will bond with them. Will they need to be primed to increase bonding or do they need to be ripped up?
    The floor is concrete under.
    Cheers for any help
    Dave

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    Default Re: Tile over/onto old vinyl tiles???

    Quote Originally Posted by tiletastico View Post
    Hi I've got a kitchen floor job coming up and they have full vinyl down over old (and I mean 40 years!) vinyl tiles, these are stuck down really well and I'm planning on leaving them down if anyone and confirm that the adhesive will bond with them. Will they need to be primed to increase bonding or do they need to be ripped up?
    The floor is concrete under.
    Cheers for any help
    Dave
    As with any floor tiling job, always worth getting back down to basics to find out how good the substrate is.....Gaz

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    Default Re: Tile over/onto old vinyl tiles???

    I'd rip up vinyl tiles grind concrete to get old adhesive off probably bitumen based prime then lay tiles.

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    Default Re: Tile over/onto old vinyl tiles???

    Hi,

    If they`re a real pig to get up then i believe you can lay over them after cleaning them with sugar soap and then priming

    Turkish

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    Default Re: Tile over/onto old vinyl tiles???

    Hi there.
    Asked a similar question last week and found out via a call to BAL helpline that you can go over the top of these type of tiles as long as they are WELL FIXED. Then coat them with BAL Bond (not primer) and use a flexi adhesive. Hope it goes well (and that it's not the job I was after!!)
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman Jim View Post
    Then coat them with BAL Bond (not primer) and use a flexi adhesive.
    Jim

    BAL recommend BAL Bond Sbr...and it is a primer as well.......

    And it should be tiled on within 24hrs of priming.......

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