Could you put polyurethane on vinyl tile floor to seal it and make more waterproof?

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Yes you can, however, ensure that this is the best option before executing. I do this to reinforce the self-stick vinyl tile and laminate flooring in my basement and it works great. I got tired of dropping a knife or something creating a huge gash requiring replacement. The polyurethane layer has protected my floors for years. Occasional reapplication of polyurethane in spots where needed making it look new brand new again versus cutting out and re-sticking a piece of the laminate floor that will never look as good as new...I use the former. There are a lot of nay-sayers out there about polyurethane on vinyl tiles and laminate floors, but I've always had great success.
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How do you cut vinyl floor tiles?

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Average Cost to seal a tile floor?

an average price to seal a floor properly is 1.00 per sq.ft. plus the cost of sealer used. This is a very poor answer, it depends greatly on what kind of tile, the use, how much & in what city.. Use average if you like, but on average your going to right as much as your wrong & that IS no way to ru (MORE)

Can you put polyurethane on laminate floors?

Always hate to answer a question with a question, but sometimes it helps.. Why would you want to do that & what does it get you?? Laminate has a stain proof surface and the Polyurethane wont stick long term, My belief & experience is that what you propose wont work..

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