Vinyl Floor Backing

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Old 06-16-04, 04:18 PM
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Vinyl Floor Backing

I pulled up the carpet in my boys room to find old linoleum sheet flooring. After pulling that up a brown paper is on the floor. Do I have to pull this up too or can I lay vinyl peel-n-stick tiles directly on this?

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Old 06-16-04, 05:35 PM
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If it is a concrete floor use a 4" wallpaper scraper to scrape the floor clean. If it is wood install a layer of 1/4" underlayment to put the tile on. A peel and stick floor requires a VERY clean surface to advere to. Do not use any solvents to remove the felt, it will cause a bond failure with the new tile.
 
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Old 06-17-04, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for your response! The paper is actually gray (not brown), is there any chance it might have asbestos? Also the paper provides a smooth surface and is on plywood and instead of the 1/4 under layment, can one use a latex primer on the gray paper then stick on the tiles?

Libby
 
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Old 06-17-04, 02:11 PM
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Don't put the tile on the felt. Perry put some good advise to remove the felt here: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=170534
 
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Old 06-22-04, 02:04 PM
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Vinyl Flooring

Hello Daniel, thanks so much for your information, but...what if I already pulled all the vinyl and the felt did not come up with it...can I just put new underlayment on top of the felt or does the felt have to come up first?
 
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Old 06-22-04, 04:31 PM
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Yuo can put the new underlayment over the felt if it's pretty smooth.
 
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