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Can I Install Luxury Vinyl Planks over Existing Ceramic Tile Floor?

by Philip Smith Inbound Marketing Manager

When you add a layer of tiles (whether vinyl planks or any other material) on your existing floor, you increase the height of your floor. Doing so might disturb the aesthetic balance of your space.

But if you think you can manage it, you can surely install luxury vinyl tile planks over your existing ceramic tile floor. Here are few tips for installing luxury vinyl planks on old ceramic tile floor –

Check the Condition of the Floor beforehand.

Before you get started with vinyl plank installation, you should check the condition of your existing ceramic tile flooring. It is an important step, as you are going to use this existing floor as the subfloor for your new luxury vinyl floor. And you would never want the subfloor to be of inferior quality.

Make sure that there are no holes, cracks, and low and high areas on the ceramic tile. If there are such spots, you will need to fix it before getting started with plank installation.

Fix the Level of Grout Lines.

Most homeowners keep the level of grout line lower than that of tiles. That’s because they want to highlight the look and texture of their tiles. But when you are planning to use the existing floor surface as subfloor, you will need to bring it all at the same level or height.

You might want to use some self-leveling compound for this purpose.

Use the Right Adhesive –

Vinyl planks come in same glue down and self adhesive options. If you are using glue down, you will need to use a popular brand tile adhesive to get a stronger bonding between subfloor and tiles.

You can discuss the right glue for the plank with the tile store rep or owner.

This article has been brought to you by ShadesOfStone.com, one of the trusted tile stores in US.

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