Laying new vinyl tile- what do I use to smooth out the floor first?

After removing 50 year old tile from the kitchen floor, what do I use to smooth out the floor before laying new vinyl tile? I do not want ceramic tile on my floor.

  5 answers
  • You could sand it or use a self-leveling product. Check your local hardware or home improvement store for this product.

  • Jessie Jessie on Jun 05, 2018
    you can rent a machine to do that at a equipment rental place

  • Big29366631 Big29366631 on Jun 05, 2018
    Suggest underlayment sheets. Then "spackle the joints with underlayment caulk. Also, use underlayment nails space 6 inches apart in all directions. Start from the center of each sheet and work towards each edge

  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Jun 05, 2018
    I would use luan, or cement board. Regardless of what final product you install you want it to look good and that begins with the foundation you cant see

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 05, 2018
    Depending on how bad the subfloor is, you might need to replace the subfloor.