Removal of Vinyl -- over plywood


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Old 03-17-03, 02:47 PM
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Removal of Vinyl -- over plywood

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Looking for a little help, I'm about to tile a small ~ 70 ft2 bathroom that is currently vinyl flooring over plywood subfloor.

I'm looking to figure out the best way to remove the vinyl. (House is only 2 yrs old, so I'm not worried about asbestos) I've heard that you want to use a heatgun in conjunction with cutting the vinyl into small workable strips. Any comments or suggestions? Any other ideas for making the removal a little easier?

HMS
 
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Old 03-17-03, 08:22 PM
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Why are you trying to remove the vinyl for?

What type of tile are you wanting to replace it with? Vinyl tile or ceramic tile?
 
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Old 03-18-03, 08:29 AM
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I'll be replacing the vinyl flooring with ceramic tile. Any thoughts on making the removal go a bit easier?

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Old 03-18-03, 08:40 PM
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Um???

I wouldn't waste my time removing the vinyl. Your going to need " cement tile backer board, before the tile goes down.

I hope you weren't planning on setting tile on plywood!!! That's a failure waiting to happen!

If the vinyl is on a wood subfloor, chances are good that a " hardwood underlayment maybe on top of the original subfloor. I remove the vinyl and underlayment together. Setting my saw to the depth of the underlayment, I cut the vinyl and underlayment so it is easier to get up and I can manage it out of the room.
 
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Old 03-19-03, 08:34 AM
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I'm VERY hesitant to lay tile over this vinyl flooring, as it has some cushion to it, so I plan on ripping up the vinyl, putting down 1/4" cement backerboard and then going from there.

Any thoughts?

HMS
 
 

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