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Old 10-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Linoleum Floor

I have several cracked tiles in the floor and am thinking about replacing the floor with linoleum. I know the tile floor is very difficult to remove. Has anyone installed linoleum directly over the tile floor?
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Luckily older coaches like mine came with carpet in the front and vinyl throughout the rest so cracked tile is not a problem. We did look at a new Alpine once and the tile at the entry door had already cracked so I will avoid ceramic tile like the plague. I don't think you can successfully put vinyl flooring over ceramic tile so I would look at repairing the damage you have. You probably can't get an exact match to the existing tile so why not go for a complete contrast and brighten the floor up a little. Otherwise I am afraid you are faced with ripping it all up.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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Another option would be to replace the tile with hardwood flooring. We really like ours with the wood floors. Everyone that sees it always makes a comment how good it looks as well.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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I do not believe it would be wise to try and put Lino over your tiles. Every grout line and crack will show thru and you will probably in trouble when you try and bring your slides in without marking. There has been threads on here about tearing up tiles. Do a search and see what you find. I saw one where I believe he used a hammer drill and/or a heat gun to take them up.. I believe it said that the heat gun helped the tiles to come up either whole or in larger pieces.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Why could you not get some underlayment that you use to cover uneven surfaces and lay that on the tile first, then put linoleum on top of it? It might raise you floor level 3/8" which shouldn't be a problem. Eddie Elk.
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Why could you not get some underlayment that you use to cover uneven surfaces and lay that on the tile first, then put linoleum on top of it? It might raise you floor level 3/8" which shouldn't be a problem. Eddie Elk.
I think 3/8" would be a major issue with slides.
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One option might be to carefully remove tiles from the toilet area to repair cracked tiles and change out the flooring in just the water closet. Just an idea.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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The broken tiles should come up easily after heating them up with a heat gun. SHOULD.
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Tile Floor Removal

I just removed the tile and laying tomorrow a STAINMASTER 18-in x 18-in Luxury Vinyl Tile. And I am grouting it. Will post pictures once complete. All the furniture is being reupholstered at the moment so I did the floor while they are out. They are doing the valances too so I ordered shades.
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I would be careful about trying to remove the tile. Alpines used 1/2" OSB board which pieces can come off when start trying to remove the tile. I had cracked tiles and poor grout job. With the slides there is very little clearance, so I replaced the floor with 18X18 solid vinyl tile. The tile does not glue down, and looks and cleans great. I can see some grout lines under some tiles. I have had it down 4 years.
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We had Kustom Creations in Oregon redo our flooring. Had it all removed and replaced with floating commercial, great looking like tile, vinyl. We are so happy with it and easy to clean.

Now the hard part. It took 3 people 3 days to get it all up and prepared for the vinyl. The tile is really glued down and had to be chiseled out and lots of little pieces at that. Then the floor had to be leveled with filler and sanded smooth with sand dust everywhere in the coach. The carpeting was not quite as bad, but some many staples were used that it could not be easily pulled out. One thing to consider is all the quarter round will have to be replaced and of course the new molding will have to be higher than the original quarter round to look good.

However, we are thrilled with the end result.
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picture of new floor
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picture of new floor
Looks great! Do you find the darker floor makes your living area look smaller?
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Looks great! Do you find the darker floor makes your living area look smaller?
Good question. Not to me or my wife. But we have light cabinets. We also went with a medium brown leather for furniture - so it goes from dark to medium to light bottom to top. The picture of course is with the slide in and with the new window blinds daytime ones showing. Picture is a little washed out I need to take better ones.



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