Vinyl on top of tiles - self-levelling compound

21 Dec 2011
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United Kingdom
Hi there,

I'm going lay sheet vinyl over ceramic tiles in my kitchen and to hide the grout channels I want to use self-levelling compound. But the tiles do not go wall-to-wall - they start at the front of the kitchen units, meaning I've got an island of floor in the middle of the kitchen. And I only want to lay vinyl on top of the tiles, so the self-levelling compound might ooze away at the edge of the tiles.

If I use self-levelling compound, do I need to make some kind of edging to hold the compound in while it sets (since I won't be running up to the walls)?

Alternatively, it seems easier to screw down some thin plywood and paint it with a sealant - any reason why I shouldn't do that on a tiled floor?

Thanks a lot for any help you can give!

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