Cheri
Cheri
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  • Montgomery, IL
Asked on Oct 6, 2017

Layed peel & stick tiles in bath rm & they r coming up.now???

FlipturnJohnavallance82Catherine Anspaugh
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  • Flipturn
    on Oct 6, 2017

    What is under them? What was on the floor before you stuck the tiles on? What did you do to the surface to prepare it for the stick-on tiles?
    • Cheri
      on Oct 6, 2017

      its plywood and in the beginning I didn't sand it and I did about 1/4 of it, and those are the one, not all but are coming up. Even where I sanded some are rising. I also bought Kilz to put down in the beginning.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 6, 2017

    They are coming up from the moisture in the bathroom. If you have leftover tiles, pull the old ones up and replace them. Start by cleaning the square area that the tiles were in, so when you replace it, the tiles will be level with the rest. Not knowing where you live in the U.S., keep your bathroom window if you have one, opened at the top, just a crack. If you have an exhaust fan, use that also. Leave the door open just a crack to let the steam out. Use any or all methods to eliminate moisture. When you change the bathroom tiles, and put all new ones down, get water proof tiles. Their a bit more money a tile, but this problem will most likely happen again if you don't let the steam out some way.
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 6, 2017

    There is a lot of steam and therefore moisture in a bathroom. I would think about changing to a product intended for a bathroom.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 6, 2017

    The Peel and Stick tiles always do, because the glue isn't strong enough. Lift and re-glue...............
  • Weepnseoul
    on Oct 6, 2017

    premium tile adhesive. you can get a gallon at Home Depot for about $14.
    Called Roberts - 1 Gal. Premium Vinyl Tile Adhesive, 24 hr dry time, dries clear & is environmentally friendly.
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Not a problem. Good luck.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Vinyl Tile Floor Adhesive........
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 7, 2017

    O.K. that narrows it down a bit to know that only some of the tiles are coming up.
    1. How level was the plywood in the areas that the tiles are coming up?

    Put a level over the areas where the tiles are coming up, and where the tiles seem to be holding to compare how level the areas in the floor are.

    2. After you peeled and stuck the tiles on, what sort of weight did you put to cover the tiles until the glue on the backing was completely dry?
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