Tiling over Linoleum flooring
Your old linoleum flooring can quickly date your home, And with some types of old linoleum, the adhesive that was used to install it grows stronger as time goes by. This makes taking up the linoleum such a major task that you may reconsider putting down new flooring. In other cases, the linoleum may contain asbestos fibers. This makes the removal dangerous and is best left to professionals trained in hazardous materials. So now the question, can you tile right over linoleum.
To help you determine if Ceramic tile can be laid over linoleum, the old floor must be well inspected. If the bond is good it is likely to remain stable and not affect the tile installed over it. If, however you have some loose corners ore complete tiles that are loose, the linoleum must come up.
To determine if your linoleum has asbestos, look for tiles measuring 9 to 12 inches in size and those that are dark in color or have a dark colored adhesive. If your tiles meet these criteria and were installed prior to the 1980s, you can assume they contain asbestos and you need to have a professional remove then.
In any case we are here to help you with any Ceramic Tile Installation, wether its floors, showers, bathtub or backsplashes.
I will cover more about this in a future blog or you can call me at 918-260-3523 for more information.