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Black Adhesive on floor tripping up Vinyl Flooring


Old 03-06-13, 11:01 AM
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Black Adhesive on floor tearing up Vinyl Flooring

I am trying to replace my flooring in my kitchen and bathrooms. I ripped up the vinyl flooring and the floor still feels sticky. Upon closer inspection, I saw it still have a thin layer of black adhesive. My house was built in 2003 and the flooring is set on slab concrete. My questions are: (1) What is that stuff? and (2) That stuff doesn't contain asbestos does it since the house is somewhat new?

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Old 03-06-13, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

It's adhesive. With the build date on your house, asbestos is not a concern.

Best to remove this before putting down new flooring. Hot water, a scraper and elbow grease.

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