Can I lay tile over engineered flooring ?
Is it possible to lay tile planks over glued down engineered floor or laminate floor with out having to remove it
- Aussie DevilLv 51 month ago
yes it is if you know what you are doing , But why not pull up the old flooring
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
so not recommended. tile of all varieties absolutely requires a floor that does not give at all ... or your mortar [thinset] will develop cracks and fail
- Lapiz DominoesLv 71 month ago
You need purchase a spirit - level
and test the entire floor thoroughly for stability or even-ness
before you think of using laminated flooring - it need be level,
or to slope steadily / evenly at/ to one angle only.
- boy boyLv 71 month ago
its not possible over laminate flooring ..it has an underlay ..the floor itself floats ...its possible over engineered flooring as it actually a ply wood ..however you would need to carefully examine floor ...zero bounce and all planks securely screwed down ..PVA the floor ..its very important you use flexibly adhesive and just as important ...flexibly grout ..retailers sell it ..you can buy it premixed but often its an additive ..you add it to standard products
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- 1 month ago
Tiles are brittle they are fired clay so any movement would crack them it must be solid underneath to walk on them you must judge whether it is firm enough laminates are usually laid on a membrane to stop damp ruining the MDF
- A HunchLv 71 month ago
"Can you?" sure, you "can".
But it's going to be a big mess.
The laminate flooring is made to float (move) which is going to crack the grout / unseal the tiles.
- ioerrLv 71 month ago
i'm sure it's possible. i don't know how good an idea it would be