I have acquired a property abandoned by some inexperienced flippers. They left some materials behind and one of the things was about 75 sq ft. of vinyl self stick tile.
I am not a big fan of self stick, but these tiles are pretty thick (about 3/32"). I would like to use them since there is enough for both bathrooms, but the pattern does not look to match up ( see pics)
No matter which way I turn the tiles there is always a part that does not match the pattern beside it.
A friend suggested that they be placed with allowance for about 1/8 grout line. However I have never grouted vinyl tile ( What would you use? Is there vinyl tile grout?) The idea seems odd.
Are these type of tiles made to be used in some manner I am not familiar with? Or are they just bad tile and should be thrown out?
Edit update: I found that the manufacturer describes these as "groutable" However I have never grouted vinyl tile and don't know what to use. It seems that Standard grout would crack and come out with the flex of the vinyl. Or am I wrong and it stays put nicely. (These are going over a 3/4 plywood subfloor.)
This is all new to me. If I can grout these the pattern mismatch may be minimalized My mind is saying "don't grout vinyl" but there must be some way that works. Help!