peel and stick vinyl over concrete

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peel and stick vinyl over concrete

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Hello! :-)

I have some peel and stick vinyl planks to install in a small infrequently used en-suite. Size of floor is 225 cm length x 140 cm width.

In my last house I simply fixed 6 mm ply down onto the floorboards using small countersunk screws (so as to avoid pipework under the floorboards) and fixed the vinyl (tiles) onto the ply. 10 years on and the floor was absolutely fine.

What's the best way to fix the plywood onto the concrete floor? Or should I use another method to fix the vinyl planks down?

Hope you can advise!
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I have had trouble sticking self adhesive tiles to concrete, even if it looks stable I suggest you use a concrete sealer of some kind to stop dust causing a barrier the the adhesion. The tile manufacturer might be worth calling for confirmation.
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Yeah - it's a little dusty. Sealing sounds essential if I don't use ply.
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If you think you are going to have trouble sticking the tiles down you could just buy cushion flooring and that would do the same job and you won’t have to worry if the floor gets wet because the cushion flooring won’t lift unlike the self adhesive tiles.

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