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Kitchen: replacing a PVC floor with a tile

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Your PVC floor has had its day? It's time to think of tiles, ideal for the kitchen. Whether you keep the old slabs or tear all, our advice to start ...

A favorite floor covering for kitchen and bathroom parts, the tiles are robust and easy to maintain. If, for a long time, tiles in 30 x 30 cm or in 30 x 60 cm have dominated the market, the trend is to slabs even larger, which can limit joints and paddings. In reality, it is the state of the original flooring that will determine the conduct of the operations to be held.

1. If the old kitchen floor is in good condition

It is sufficient to leach the PVC slabs to degrease, followed by the application of a primer brushing, before laying the tiles. Some tile adhesives even make it possible to do without primer and directly pose on vinyl floor (for example, "Extreme works" adhesive from ParexLanko, "Weber.col rapid" from Weber, etc.).

2. If some PVC tiles come off

It is then recommended to tear them off, then to fill the possible offsets with adhesive mortar, before proceeding with the leaching + primer + tiling.

3. If the soil is damaged

It will be necessary to repair by beginning to tear everything away. After that, fill the larger cracks with the adhesive mortar, then apply a self-leveling leveling mortar before laying the tiles.

If it's simple to clean, the tiles in the kitchen get dirty quickly and the spots are even more showy that the surface is clear, bright and even. Same observation for the matte black. Better to avoid white or black tiles in the kitchen.

When patching is not necessary, it often seems tedious to disassemble or move the low elements of the kitchen, while we could settle for a tile laying on the visible and passable part. In this case, make sure to keep tiles in order to cover the surface when furniture is changed, or simply if a tile is damaged and must be replaced.

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