Tips to Install Ceramic Floor Tile Over Linoleum the Proper Way

Tips to Install Ceramic Floor Tile Over Linoleum the Proper Way

One of the best types of flooring for any room in the home is using ceramic floor tile. Many people are installing it by themselves with some basic DIY knowledge. However there are those that need to call a professional for help as they run into troubles at various stages of the project. Here are some tips that will help you deal with them so you can install your floor tiling the right way on your own.

If you have linoleum flooring, you can easily install ceramic tiles on top to save you a bit of money. However with a wooden sub-floor underneath you might just have to remove completely the linoleum and lay the new flooring on top of the subfloor. In case your tiles will be installed over concrete, you can safely to the installation right on top.

First of all you need to remove any trim from around the edge of your floor including the floorboard. You also need to clean the floor properly so you don’t get any bumps or rough edges when installing the top layer. If you find rough spots, try to use a good sealant to block any moisture spots, basically places that moisture can get in within the room.

Also before doing the actual installation, make a mock one by simply laying down all the tiles just to see whether you have bought enough to fill the entire flooring. You don’t want to get into a situation where you need just a few tiles and this particular type or design is no longer available at the shop.

See also  Ceramic, Porcelain Or Travertine: What Tile Is Right For Your Bathroom?

Also proper ventilation is quite important. Old linoleum might contain traces of asbestos and this is a very dangerous material that can cause you health problems if inhaled. Asbestos is known to cause lung cancer when inhaled over a longer period of time. Good ventilation is also important due to the fact that the glue or adhesive you will be using might be quite flammable and toxic.