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Do I need to pull kitchen tiles up before putting Lino down?

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ThisIsMummyPig Sun 19-May-13 23:25:12

I have several cracked or chipped kitchen tiles, and have decided to put Lino down instead. Do I have to pull up all the tiles, or can I just polyfiller up the gaps.

I know Lino's not to everyone's taste, but its cheap, and I can have it put down while the kids are out.

We have a kitchen/diner, so it's a fairly big area.

Otherworld Mon 20-May-13 14:09:06

I think it depends if you are after a quick fix which you know will need to be replaced in a couple of years - or if you are after something more long lasting.

I think the risks is it shortens the life of the lino to put it over tiles. But if you are OK with that...

PolterGoose Mon 20-May-13 15:54:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EuroShaggleton Mon 20-May-13 15:56:04

You should because otherwise the lino over time will show the indentations of the tile patterns/gaps between tiles and it's possible that the substances in the tiles/grout could react with the lino and discolour it. If it's a small area and you are happy to replace the lino if this happens, then go ahead.

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