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Re: Peel and stick vinyl tiles on top of marble flooring
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Fencepost wrote:

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.

this should be this forum's official answer to every peel and stick vinyl tile question.

Re: Peel and stick vinyl tiles on top of marble flooring

Agreed. No peel and stick on top of your beautiful marble. Non-skid slippers or non-slip area rugs should do the trick. If you really can't stand it after that, rip it up and replace with tiles. No sense in ruining the marble.

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