Vinyl tiles on particle board

Old 11-14-17, 03:47 PM
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Vinyl tiles on particle board

I am putting self stick vinyl tiles on particle board using the ones that use grout, with the grout i dont need to seal it with anything like shellac correct?
Old 11-14-17, 03:53 PM
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Vinyl - self stick or glue down - should not be put on anything other than an underlayment quality plywood and skimmed to blend all seams and nail holes. Vinyl will show any defects underneath it over time. Also, if true particleboard, it should be removed and replaced with something more appropriate for flooring. Particleboard is overall a failed experiment when it comes to flooring.
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Look up the manf. install directions on line and follow there directions to a tee or there's no warranty.
Old 11-15-17, 05:05 PM
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The moisture in the glue may be enough to make the particle board fail.

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