Install Adhesive Peel and Stick or Stick-Down Tile
Stick-down tile is also known as peel-and-stick tile, vinyl tile, resilient tile flooring or adhesive tiles. This type of tile is not ceramic and therefore not very hard, it is actually flexible and bends in your hand. Ideal for kitchens or bathrooms, peel-and-stick tiles offer a more forgiving surface layer than traditional tiles. An alternative to traditional tiles, they install over existing vinyl floors, linoleum, a concrete or a wood sub floor.
Sub Flooring for Peel and Stick-Down Tile
Installing the Sub Floor for Adhesive Tile
After you have your plywood, lay it on the floor piece by piece until you run out of room, then cut the final piece so it fits snug up against the wall. To secure wood sub flooring to the cement, use cement screws or anchors. The boards should lay edge to edge, and not overlap. In addition, each board lays flat on the floor. If for some reason the boards do not produce a flat surface, remove the boards and trowel on a layer of cement to even out the floor. Then install the boards again after the new cement layer is cured.
Install the Stick Down Tile
Quick Tip: Lay out the entire peel and stick tile floor without taking the adhesive backing of the tiles. You can even measure and cut all the stick down tiles for the installation.