Water damaged vinyl flooring is often unexpected. In an area such as a kitchen or bathroom, sheet vinyl flooring and water are generally a good match. A recent claimant on a floor covering inspection told me they understood that they could chalk one more problem off their lists and install sheet vinyl instead of laminate over their newly poured concrete. The result was water damaged vinyl flooring. So was this a manufacturing problem?
Step one in installing peel and stick tile floors starts with a clean, flat and dry surface. You can lay the new tile over the old tile or linoleum but the old surface needs to be secure to the floor and it needs to be thoroughly cleaned and dry and free from any irregularities. If you are installing peel and stick tile on a plywood or osb surface that has been nailed down it is imperative that you secure the nails from working themselves back up and through the tile. This can be accomplished with using a fast drying filler that you can pick up at your local hardware or big box store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. This is a very time consuming process but must be done if nails have been used. Remove the molding that is running along the walls so that you can install the tile directly up to the wall.