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06-12-2009, 01:38 PM
Date: 2/24/2007 9:56 am EDT
Has anyone installed Avaire directly over vinyl?
06-12-2009, 01:39 PM
Date: 3/1/2007 11:38 am EDT
Yes, Avaire can be installed directly above many flooring types including vinyl. Just make sure there aren't any loose spots. Some holes/gaps are generally OK. A good way to check is to place a Avaire tile above the area in question and test for "rocking" - if the tile rocks, you'll need to fill or smooth-out the area. Good luck!
06-12-2009, 01:40 PM
Author: Nick Nickles
Date: 3/5/2007 2:27 am EDT
What happens when you get to the edge and you have to trim the tile to fit?
06-12-2009, 01:41 PM
Date: 3/5/2007 11:18 am EDT
When you reach the edge, whether a wall or the transition to a different room, you simply cut the Avaire tile with a wet saw. Since there aren't any more tiles to connect, the coupling tabs are not needed at the walls or transitions. At the wall, you'll need to leave about 1/4" of space to allow room for the tabs to connect. This can be covered with a quarter-round or other trim (or, as I did in my bathroom, I just grouted right to the baseboard and left it open).
Your local home center will have a variety of trims and transitions that will work with Avaire - depending upon the relative heights of the two floors you are connecting. Choose a transition that can accommodate the 14.75 mm height (a little less than 5/8") of Avaire tile.
06-12-2009, 01:42 PM
Author: thomas owens
Date: 12/13/2007 12:14 am EDT
can i tile over ceramic tile
06-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Author: Joe Fuller
Date: 12/17/2007 2:33 pm EDT
Yes you can put Avaire tile over existing tile as long as the floor is with in floor tolerance 1/4 inch in 10feet.
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