Can I just put backer board over linoleum and then tile the backer board?? Or do I have to remove the linoleum.
The linoleum is probably glued over 1/4" underlayment if your lucky. Tear out the underlayment and your new finished floor will not be so high at the edges and look more natural in doors, etc.
I'm not a tile expert, but I inspected a house yesterday (12-26-06) where three tile floors (two baths and one kitchen) less than five years old had extensively cracked and popped tiles because the mortar was separating from the vinyl (you could see that through the holes in the loose tile). Do it right the first time.
If height is not an issue,
you can trowel thinsest over linoleum
and screw 1/4" cement backerboard over.
The thinset under backerboard fills any voids.
Follow instructions on sticker of backerboard for proper installation
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