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karn
inexpensive redo - need advice on floor

We are having our pink and grey full bath refinished white - which effectively removes all pink and grey except for the pink toilet - which we will replace - and the pink tile floor.....

would it be okay to simply apply mastik and a bathroom linoleum product directly to the existing pink floor tile? What are our options? We are in South East Wisconsin and do not have a bathroom vent.

Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor

Mastic? Glue? I wouldn't. Mastic is for babies...LOL..
As long as the existing floor is down solid I'd clean it really well... and use a good quality THINSET.
I find Speedset http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/ProductCatalog/SettingMaterialsDIY/SpecialtyMortars/SpeedSetFortifiedThinSet.aspx?user=diy&lang=enthinset nice to work with. Sticks really well and dries quickly. Quick enough that you can grout in two hours. If you're not a seasoned tile guy then stick with a regular thinset of good quality such as Flexibond http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/ProductCatalog/SettingMaterialsDIY/HighPerformanceMortars/FlexBondFortifiedThinSet.aspx?user=diy&lang=en.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
karn wrote:

We are having our pink and grey full bath refinished white - which effectively removes all pink and grey except for the pink toilet - which we will replace - and the pink tile floor.....

would it be okay to simply apply mastik and a bathroom linoleum product directly to the existing pink floor tile? What are our options? We are in South East Wisconsin and do not have a bathroom vent.

Absolutely not. Linoleum products telegraph any imperfections like the grout lines. You might be able to add a leveler to create a smooth surface but I personally don't know if it will work.
Jack

Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Absolutely not. Linoleum products telegraph any imperfections like the grout lines. You might be able to add a leveler to create a smooth surface but I personally don't know if it will work.
Jack

I've never heard of sheet good lines telegraphing through thinset and into grout lines. Thats a new one to me.

bsum1
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andybuildz wrote:

I've never heard of sheet good lines telegraphing through thinset and into grout lines. Thats a new one to me.

You may have misread things. Sounds like the homeowner has existing tile and was looking at putting sheet good over top of the tile. If that's the case and like Jack said things will telegraph through the sheet goods.

sabo4545
Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor

Another thing to consider is once you start adding layers to the floor you are now raising its height. This can cause problems with the toilet and the threshold at the door. In my opinion you are almost always better off removing the old floor before putting in the new floor. You will get a much better finish that will last longer with less chance of coming up in the future. If you demo it yourself there is little to no cost other than your time.

Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
bsum1 wrote:

You may have misread things. Sounds like the homeowner has existing tile and was looking at putting sheet good over top of the tile. If that's the case and like Jack said things will telegraph through the sheet goods.

Whoopsss..yer right...:eek:
Sorry Jack!

karn
Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor

Thanks for all the input - we are not experienced DIYers.....how do we remove the existing tile, and it seems to me that should happen prior to resurfacing the tub and tile, right?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
andybuildz wrote:

I've never heard of sheet good lines telegraphing through thinset and into grout lines. Thats a new one to me.

The OP said linoleum on top of pink tile not the other way around.
Jack

Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

The OP said linoleum on top of pink tile not the other way around.
Jack

I must be becoming cixelsyd....I mean dyslexic...sorry :confused:

JLMCDANIEL
Re: inexpensive redo - need advice on floor
andybuildz wrote:

I must be becoming cixelsyd....I mean dyslexic...sorry :confused:

We understand, you being from NY and all.:rolleyes::D
Jack

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