Painted Concrete Floor and Vinyl tiles

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Old 06-02-03, 08:20 PM
Tinadeco
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Question Painted Concrete Floor and Vinyl tiles

Hello

I have a wonderful house built in 1938!
The basement floor is concrete and thankfully dry!
Here's the challenge....
I have a painted concrete floor in the basement laundry room.

The top layer is latex and it is adhered well for the most part.
The bottom layer of paint is red concrete paint and it looks like the original... no way is it coming up.

Where the latex is peeling I am scraping it off.

I purchased Armstrong Vinyl Excelon Compostion tiles and then discovered it was not recommended to install over painted concrete floors Yikes!

The DIY store sold me a latex primer (Armstrong S185) to prime the floor, along with S194 to patch it in places.
They sold me a Viny tile adhesive called Parabond with microban protection???

Does anyone know if this is going to work?

If not what should I put down?

Thanks
Tina
 

Last edited by Tinadeco; 06-07-03 at 03:40 AM.
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Old 06-07-03, 07:07 PM
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No, it isn't going to work for a lasting installation.

Get the paint off the floor.

Floor grinders are used when the real pros run into this. They can't afford for the floor to fail. Their reputation depends on it lasting.

Second, you are gluing something down in a basement. YOU BETTER TEST FOR MOISTURE VAPOR EMISSIONS!!

That tile will blow off that floor quickly, if the MVE is higher then the adhesive manufacturers specs. MVE is something that is not seen by the eye or felt by hand. That is why I used the word "TEST" instead of "check"
 
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Old 06-11-03, 11:16 AM
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Question Moisture ?

Thanks for the info!
How do I test the moisture? Is there a kit?

After that I'm committed to grinding the floor and then do I need to seal it?

Thanks
Tina
 
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Old 06-11-03, 02:02 PM
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Your local flooring supply store will have the kit (CaCl kit). You will need to follow the directions carefully as with any DIY project. You said there is a coat of latex paint on the floor, if moisture vapor emission has not blown that off the floor you're probably safe.

Remove the paint with a floor sander and you're good to go. prime the areas to be patched first, then patch, then after making it nice and smooth prime the whole floor.
 
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Old 06-12-03, 04:48 PM
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make sure you use a respirator when you do
 
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