My questions may seem remedial, but I've never worked with flooring before.
There is one room in my basement that is approx. 9'x12'. It was built in the 1960s and has tile flooring. I don't know what kind of tile, but is that really old stuff that has the ****-looking flakes in it. There isn't any grout...each tile butts up to the other.
When whomever put the flooring in, they mis-judged the amount needed as there is about a 6" gap between the edge of the tile and the entire length of one of the walls. At the entry way, there are a couple of tiles that are chipped. Otherwise, it is in fairly decent shape.
I know that these tiles are probably asbestos, but I don't know how to tell. So, I am considering just putting some vinyl flooring over these tiles (and filling in the gaps and broken tiles so that is it all even).
1) The baseboards butt up to the tiles. Would I need to remove all of the baseboards or will it work to leave them in place?
2) There is a tiny hallway space just outside the room door that I'd like to do, too. What do I do to transition from one room to the next...is anything necessary?
3) This isn't a high traffic room at all. Do you have any suggestions for inexpensive vinly flooring that a smart novice could install?