Linoleum removal


Old 05-25-04, 09:33 PM
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Question Linoleum removal

The house we just bought has the one sheet kind of flooring. We want to take that up and put down the stick on kind. We started to take up linoleum and there is a lot of glue and the backing of it stuck to the wood boards. What is the best way to get up all that gunk and prepare it for new tile. Thank you.
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Old 06-03-04, 12:39 PM
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Be Very Careful. If It Is An Older Vinyl, There Is A Chance It May Contain Asbestos. I Would Take Up A Small Piece And Bring It To A Flooring Store Who Should Be Able To Tell You Wether It Contains Asbestos Or Not. If It Dosent Have Asbestos, I Would Just Purchase 1/4" Plywood ( Good 1 Side ) Put It Over The Existing Vinyl And Tile Over That. Removing The Old Vinyl And Glue Will Likely Damage The Old Plywood Anyway. Goood Luck
Old 06-03-04, 06:31 PM
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Thank you for the advice.We started to scrape up the old vinyl and it is terrible to get up. Can we just put the plywood over it now. Also if the floor is uneven because of all the glue should we use some kind of leveling stuff? Thank you again.
Old 06-07-04, 02:38 PM
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Level It As Best As You Can, The Plywood Is Going To Make Your Project Look Alot Better. Let Me Know How You Made Out
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I wouldn't try to use a floor patch over a bunch of old adhesive!

I would install a " hardwood and not pine underlayment. Birch

If your going over cushioned vinyl, the underlayment may telegraph the underlayment seams to your tile installation. In that case, it is best to remove the cushioned vinyl.
Old 06-09-04, 08:26 PM
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Well I guess removing it wasn't that bad. I watched while my husband did most of the work. He got all the vinyl up but now he is scraping up the paper stuff that was on the back of it. If he gets it all up can we just primer it and lay stick-on tiles. Also what would be a good primer to use for this job? Thank you for all responses.
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