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How Do You Put Peel & Stick Tiles Down On OSB?

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Peel and stick vinyl tiles are a popular flooring option for DIY homeowners. They look like traditional vinyl, but do not require separate adhesive. This makes them much easier to install, and tends to reduce the amount of cleanup required. Peel and stick tiles can be installed over almost any type of subfloor, though it is important to properly prepare the floor first to avoid problems with your tile flooring. When installing over existing oriented strand board (OSB), an underlayment must be added between the OSB and the tiles. This is due to OSB's tendency to swell and warp along the seams over time, which could eventually show through the vinyl flooring. Measure the dimensions of the room to calculate how much material you'll need to purchase. Multiply the length and width to determine total square footage. Make sure to buy about 5 percent more tile than you plan to use, as some material will be lost as you cut the tiles to fit around obstructions. It is also helpful to keep extra ... more
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