Can you lay vinyl over tiles? We have the answer

person installing vinyl flooring over tiles
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There are many reasons why you might be asking the question ‘can you lay vinyl over tiles?’ Perhaps you have just taken on a renovation project and are looking for a quick and cost-effective way to cover up old-fashioned ties installed by previous owners many years ago, or maybe you are carrying out a kitchen makeover and are looking at different types of flooring to completely change the look of the space without too much disruption to your day-to-day life. 

Whatever your reasons, our guide is here to explain what is involved with laying vinyl over existing tiles, whether it is a good idea, how to carry out the job if you decide to go ahead and the best products to choose. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.