How to get stick down vinyl tiles to stay permanently?


In our RV the tiles my husband laid over the old vinyl tile is moving when you step on it with bare feet!

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  • Gk Gk on Jun 08, 2019

    You can lift the tile carefully and add some liquid preadhesive primer. Let it dry and then try to restick the tile. You can roll over the tile with a rolling pin and some good pressure. That might help. Or set something very heavy on the tile overnight.

    When I laid my kitchen and bathroom vinyl stick on tiles over old vinyl I rolled on 2 coats of preadhesive primer. I have had no problems whatsoever and it's been years of traffic, kids and dogs! The unfortunate thing is that I don't think you can buy this in a small bottle but it sure won't hurt to look. You can find it at any home improvement store like a Menards, etc.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jun 08, 2019

    Patricia, here are some instructions for peel and stick vinyl tiles, perhaps you can get some help with this tutorial. Hope this helps:

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 08, 2019

    Hi Patricia, you need to ensure the surface you are putting them on is clean and that there is no loose material, once they are stuck on, they should not move. You could use heat to lift them and try to remove and debris and reclean before re applying them

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    • Deb K Deb K on Jun 08, 2019

  • William William on Jun 08, 2019

    Should have primed the old tile floor first with an adhesion bonding primer. Big chance the adhesive is compromised and won't stick well. You still can try lifting the tile and priming the old floor and see how it works out. Or you may need to use tile mastic to relay the new tiles if the adhesive doesn't hold.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 08, 2019

    construction adhesive/liquid nails