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Can I resurface old tiles found under lino in bathroom?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by pvo2050, 7 Dec 2018.

  1. pvo2050

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    We're in the middle of renovating a 1950s brick terrace house. Plumber currently pulling out old bathroom so we can install new shower/tub and a toilet, and rearrange pipework.

    I had told him we wanted to keep the linoleum floor that is currently there, as it's in excellent condition and has an inoffensive pattern. Presumed there was just concrete underneath (ground and first floor of house both have concrete floors). He took out the shower and discovered these old tiles from the 1950s underneath!! He says the tiles are under the lino all the way round the bathroom.

    Is it possible to pull up the lino and resurface/refinish them?? The colour in real life is quite nice. Rest of bathroom will be plain white. Or will they be damaged from the lino glue??

    Or should I leave the lino in place? Or, pull up the lino and the tiles and have the bathroom retiled?? Complete novice here....

    House renovation needs to be finished in early Feb when we will move in!!

    Grateful for advice and comments!!
     

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    You would have to rip up the entire floor to be sure you have no damaged areas ,looks like lino is already damaged.
     
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