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Tips for installing sticky linolium tiles on uneven floor?

My laundry room has old, uneven linolium, era 1950's, and I don't want to pull it up (it scares me to think what's undernieth, besides its a rental) Its sheet linolium, but its pieced together and has ridges that are raised, will the self adhesive squares I bought work or will they lift? Other options?

Asked By: RED - 4/25/2006
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Shave the raised linoleum with a carpet or utility knife. Fill in any low spots with a self-leveling" floor resurfacer like this... http://www.quikrete.com/catalog/Self-LevelingFloorResurfacer.html Place your tiles down and enjoy a job well done!
Answered By: caymus2828 - 4/25/2006
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I would really recommend not doing this.. It will just crack, and split, and you will end up with an even bigger mess. Perhaps the owner of the property would suggest something...like an indoor/outdoor low pile carpet. If you put down sticky tile, there will also be a residue that will be almost impossible to remove... More
Answered By: wellaem - 4/25/2006
 
go over the whole thing with luan (1/4" underlayment) and fasten it down about every 6" on center with about 4d nails. make sure to get the joints tight and make sure not to leave any nails sticking up.....next paint the floor with some left over latex paint....any kind will do if you or a friend dont have any go to... More
Answered By: hillbillynamedpossum - 4/25/2006
 
I agree use 1/4'' Luann but do not nail , even if nails are ribbed they may still come up, it has happened to me in the past. It is a little more work and sounds hard but it really isn't bad. Just drill small counter sinks in Luann every 6'' side to side and up and down. Screw in 1'' fine thread drywall screws to... More
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Answered By: bassfish71 - 4/25/2006
 
They should stay put once you place them. Just press hard.
Answered By: redsgirl - 5/2/2006
 
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