vinyl / cement


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Old 03-11-04, 05:56 PM
skull patrol
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vinyl / cement

Hello... I am removing vinyl from my bathroom floor so that I can install ceramic tile... well... what a beating this has turned out to me. The vinyl came up with the top layer only. I still have a second layer to scrape up with some type of cement / glue underneath before I get to the slab. I have managed to get half of the cement / glue up but am pretty tuckered out and was wondering....do I continue till it is all clean or can I place the tile over the cement / glue that is left as long as I get all remnants of the vinyl up? If I have to get all the cement / glue up...then so be it... just wondering. Thanks.
 
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Old 03-11-04, 06:57 PM
floorman
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You are always better off getting down to the slab for a few different reasons

1)flatter tile ,no uneven tile or "lippage"

2)You are not relying on whatever you stick the tile to ,to stay put and not release itself from the floor

3)Gives the mortar a good place to stick and get good bonding

You want to make sure that you don't use any solvent based material to get this backing off the floor use only elbow grease and maybe some hot water
 
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Old 03-11-04, 07:02 PM
skull patrol
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Thanks Floorman...

Back to work then.
 
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Old 03-11-04, 07:10 PM
floorman
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sorry
 
 

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