- Jun 19, 2004
I'll try to be clearer. By using the tile adhesive on the floor over the linoleum, you've made all the layers a single piece. Next time you or anyone else wants to change the tile, you will be forced to replace not just the tile, not just the tile and the linoleum but, the tile, linoleum and subfloor. In other words, tile adhesive when used on floors is a bad product. You don't have that problem with traditional thin set mortar. Also, never tile or put down any type of flooring over the existing linoleum.It would seem that if you glue the tile over linoleum, then you wouldn't potentially be damaging the subflooring. Is that what you are questioning?
But if you were to glue the tile directly on top of the subflooring, wouldn't that be a valid concern?