floor prep for self stick tiles


Old 04-17-04, 09:50 AM
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floor prep for self stick tiles

i bought self stick tiles for my large kitchen floor. started trying to rip up old onepiece floor covering. comes up easy at walls then breaks off when coming in to trafic area. old adhesive is very strong and hard to remove. plywood floor is visiable at walls where floor came up easily. Once i remove old floor, surface is very uneven with old adhesive. does all this adhesive have to be removed. How? or should i consider covering all up with something smooth and level?? what would it be?
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Old 04-17-04, 11:39 AM
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The best way to do this would be to remove the plywood and all down to the subfloor and start over.If for what ever reason this would not be an option then you could go over what is there with luan or multiply and then tile over that.Let us know what you decide and we'll take it from there
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If old floor covering dates back to before 1983, then asbestos in floor covering and adhesive is a concern. If so, do not remove. Airborne asbestos particles will be inhaled and lead to asbestiosis. Installing 1/4" plywood underlayment for vinyl flooring is recommended. Self-stick tiles require a super smooth, clean surface. The new underlayment is recommended.
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