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pdcdood1
Peel and stick vinyl tiles on top of marble flooring
pdcdood1

I have marble flooring in my bathroom and is slippery as hell. I am planning to install peel and stick vinyl tiles on top of the marble flooring. Any suggestions how well will it stick? Any other ideas will be appreciated.

MLB Construction
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MLB Construction

the two places i don't recommend installing peel and stick vinyl tiles are in front of a kitchen sink or dishwasher and in a bathroom. be it 1 month or 1 year, they will eventually start to come up. how about a small bathroom mat or area rug with a non skid bottom side?

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

I'm with MLB, use throw rugs to cover the marble, don't devalue your home with peel and stick.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

The marble can be honed to make it less slippery.

There are also paint on grip increasing clear coatings made specifically for tile in wet areas such as swimming pool decks.

dj1
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dj1

Here is the cheapest solution:

Use non-slip bathroom slippers while in the bathroom (and lament "why couldn't have I thought of this"). Also, install grab bars around - one day you'll thank me.

This way you won't slip and you'll have the marble to adore.

I know this, because that's what I use in my shower.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

"Peel and stick" equals "Peels and unsticks" sooner than you want it to, and the edges collect will dirt which you can't get out. The already given advice is excellent, choose one of those options and enjoy the lasting beauty of the marble :cool:

Phil

aloon15
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aloon15

If the current floor is secure and none of the edges are peeling up, then you can stick new floor on top. I would not add extra glue, the stuff it comes with should stick just fine. I would recommend that you go with tile if you are able to. It will last longer then the vinyl

MLB Construction
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MLB Construction

i disagree with aloon. peel and stick tiles in a bathroom are a waste of time and money and you won't be happy in a few months.

dj1
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dj1

Peel and stick on top of marble? no way.

Tom
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Tom

NO, No, No. Peel and stick will not last and will look terrible in several years. Anything is a better alternative then peel and stick.

Fencepost
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Fencepost

Putting peel-and-stick vinyl tiles on top of marble is like:

  • Putting a drab slipcover over your beautiful sofa... and never taking it off when company comes
  • Putting a "bra" on the nose of your fancy car -- it's ugly and it will trap debris that grinds down the paint
  • Not peeling the protective plastic from appliances "to keep it looking nice" -- then taping it back on with Scotch tape when it starts peeling off
  • Marinating a premium, grass-fed, all-natural, organically grown beef steak

In other words, your marble floor may be "slippery as hell" but after a year or so that vinyl tile will be "ugly as sin." You don't cover up something beautiful just because there is some aspect of it that makes it difficult to use. Instead, you work with it to enhance its functionality without degrading its good qualities. Besides, you'll find that wet feet on vinyl tile also makes for a slippery situation.

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