How to put peel and stick floor tiles in a mobile home?

Pat v.
by Pat v.

do i need to put adhesive down before putting down tiles? if so- how & when? what type of adhesive is needed?

  3 answers
  • 2818713 2818713 on Jan 17, 2019

    I did not use any adhesive when we did them on a concrete subfloor. Ours were vinyl peel-n-stick. Two years later and they are still holding up great.

  • Darlene Williman Darlene Williman on Jan 17, 2019

    It depends on the tiles you decide to use. You can buy floor tiles with adhesive already on them, you just pull the paper off the back and lay the tile. Or you can buy tiles (ceramic) that do require an adhesive compound. Cost, ability and determination are all factors you will need to consider.

    Note that whatever tile you purchase you can get full instructions from the box the tiles are in or look up the manufacturers site and they will give you instructions and tips.

    Beware that no matter what tiles you choose there are preparations that must be made before proceeding so that you get the best and lasting results with your tile.

  • Sissy Sissy on Jan 17, 2019

    The osb and/or plywood on the floor of your mobile home may do better if you use an adhesive. But know that if you walk on it before it dries, they will slide if there are any gaps. We did sticky tiles in our kitchen, used adhesive, but did not allow for drying before putting everything back and walking on it. Some of the cuts were not accurate, caused them to slide.

    When you cut tiles, it may help to heat the tile before cutting to make it manageable. But if you don't know how to do this, don't try it. I would not want you to hurt yourself or cause damage to your tiles. I just want you to know it's an option if you know anyone who does that kind of stuff.