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Now I've retired my wife is making noises about getting some work done around the house, and the kitchen floor is now top of her list, once I've done that then I can go and play with my competition 4x4 and fit a new engine in that!

The room is about 20 feet square with a peninsula kitchen unit going into the centre of the room. I don't want to remove the units so I'm prepared to remove the kick boards and tile up to them. There's also 5 doors on 3 different walls so access across parts of the floor is pretty much essential, so I need a quick setting fix.

The big problem is that the floor is covered with 12"x12" vinyl Marley tiles, although they have been covered with cusionfloor for most of their 35 year life. So the Marley tiles are in good shape and all stuck down perfectly.

I've searched the forums here and found these topics -

http://www.tilersforums.com/tile-ad...reperation/23471-primer-over-vinyl-tiles.html


http://www.tilersforums.com/tiling-forum/10076-tiling-onto-vinyl-tiles.html


http://www.tilersforums.com/tiling-forum/2072-lino-tiles-tile-over-remove.html


http://www.tilersforums.com/tile-adhesive-grout-substrate-preperation/13420-bitumen-dilema.html

that indicates that it is ok to tile on top of the vinyl tiles in most circumstances. Is this still good information ?

We've looked at some porcelein tiles that are 45 x 45 cm ( satin finish Pietra tiles at Homebase, £19 for a pack of 5 )
Would these be ok, or would a smaller tile, maybe a ceramic tile, be a better choice? We like the look of traditional quarry tiles, and as it's a 200 year old house they would look right, perhaps the thicker and smaller tile would be better?

Someone I spoke to mentioned 'floating' the tiles on something to seperate them, which relies ( I think ) on the tiles becoming a structure in themselves. This doesn't seem like a good idea in what is essentially a U shaped room ?

I've tiled before, done the bathroom and shower, and kitchen splashback. It's not my favourite job but I'm careful and generally get it right.
This is definitely a job I want to get right because I want to do it once!

Thanks.
 
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