Removing floor tiles

If I have my kitchen tiles removed, what preparation is need to then lay cushion flooring

Asked by Sandra on 24th Oct 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Depends on what state the sub floor is in
Is it a wood floor or concrete"
Answered on 24th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
If you are planning to have your kitchen tiles removed and replace them with cushion flooring, there are several preparations you need to consider before laying the new flooring. Here are the steps you should follow:

1 Remove the existing tiles.

2 Clean the sub-floor.

3 Inspect the sub-floor for any damage

4 Sand down any rough areas on the sub-floor.

5 Measure the kitchen area and calculate the amount of cushion flooring you will need.

6 Before installation, allow the cushion flooring to acclimate to the room temperature for at least 24 hours.

7 Install underlayer

8 Once the underlayer is in place, you can start installing the cushion flooring.

9 Trim and finish.

Remember to consult the manufacturer's instructions for both the cushion flooring and any underlayer you choose to ensure proper installation. It's also a good idea to seek professional help if you are unsure about any step in the process or if you have little experience with flooring installations.

Answered on 6th Nov 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Make sure surface is flat and dry and clean then u stick it with glue"
Answered on 27th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Presuming you have a solid floor underneath the tiles you will need to apply self leveling compound before fitting a cushion flooring."
Answered on 24th Oct 2023 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
"If it is a wood floor you might have to replace or maybe board over with ply"
Answered on 24th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"if the area is clean after and flat after removing the tiles then it would need cleaning, and some flooring sealer applied, this will stop the dust coming up, if the floor is uneven then it would need to screeded flat"
Answered on 10th Nov 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"You need to make sure all the adhesive is off the floor, if the floor is uneven you may need to put some latex down, tom make the surface even, would be good to check for dampness also."
Answered on 14th Nov 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Most vinyl floors don't need an underlay. If the surface you're laying on is level and smooth, a well-cushioned vinyl floor should be fine on its own."
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"If you're planning to replace your kitchen tiles with cushion flooring, there are several steps you'll need to take to ensure a successful installation. Here's a general guide:

Inspect the Subfloor:
Check the condition of the subfloor. It should be smooth, dry, and free from any debris. If there are any uneven areas or damage, address these issues before proceeding.

Subfloor Repair:
If the subfloor is damaged, repair or replace the damaged sections. This might involve adding plywood or a similar material to create a smooth and even surface.

Moisture Barrier:
Install a moisture barrier if necessary. This is especially important in areas like kitchens where there may be exposure to water. A moisture barrier can help prevent water from seeping through and damaging the flooring.

Depending on the type of cushion flooring you're installing, you may need an underlayment. Underlayment provides additional support, insulation, and helps with sound absorption. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the specific type of underlayment required.

Acclimate the Flooring:
Allow the cushion flooring to acclimate to the room for the recommended time. This helps the flooring adjust to the temperature and humidity of the space.
Layout and Cutting:

Plan the layout of the flooring, starting from the center of the room. Measure and cut the flooring as needed to fit around obstacles and the edges of the room. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for cutting and installing the flooring.

Install the cushion flooring according to the manufacturer's instructions. This may involve using adhesive, interlocking tiles, or another installation method. Make sure to apply even pressure during installation to ensure a secure fit.
Sealing (if applicable):

Some types of cushion flooring may require sealing along the seams or edges. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for any sealing requirements.
Finishing Touches:

Once the flooring is installed, install any transition strips or molding to create a finished look and cover gaps at the edges.
Always refer to the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of the cushion flooring you choose, as different products may have unique requirements for installation. Additionally, consider consulting with a professional if you're unsure about any step in the process."
Answered on 24th Nov 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"After taking off the tiles, clean and make sure the surface is levelled."
Answered on 23rd Nov 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
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