By Nicole from FL
The terrazzo is in bad shape. House was empty for 10 years with carpet over it, huge stains everywhere that can not be removed, floor always looks dirty. Think we are going to go with laminate to cover, no adhesive and can be inexpensive. Thanks for the advice.
Why do you need to cover up terrazzo flooring? The whole point of it is that is serviceable and easily cleaned with a classic look. If you must cover, use rugs. If it is a kitchen or someplace where rugs are not appropriate, learn to love the terrazzo.
If you put down rugs, please be sure to have a skid-proof underlay. Area rugs on Terrazzo are very slippery. Also, carpeting the entire area would be easier than peel and stick tiles. The tiles will leave sticky residue as the others have mentioned.
Since it's not your property (and if you damage the terrazzo it will cost you 'a lot' of money to repair or replace) why don't you simply put down large area rugs that you can take with you when you move? You can also find really inexpensive carpet remnants cut to fit and have the edges bound.
Peel and stick tiles are pretty permanent, forget that! (They come up, but aren't easy to take up and will leave glue, etc on the tiles you have on the floors now). I don't have any bright suggestions, except maybe rugs.
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