Preparing Floor for Ceramic Tile Installation


Old 07-10-05, 10:27 AM
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Question Preparing Floor for Ceramic Tile Installation

I removed the original floor in my Kitchen (a glued down square 12x12 tile floor) in preparation to install ceramic tile flooring. The house was built about 10 years ago on a concrete slab and this was the original floor. Once I pulled up the old tile floor, what remains is a very thin layer of sticky glue on the concrete (not enough to create a leveling problem).

My question is Can I lay the new ceramic tile floor on top of the concrete with this thin film of glue? Or do I need to do further preparation? The store I purchased the ceramic tile floor from seems to think that it is ok.



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Old 07-10-05, 05:02 PM
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Place hot water on the glue, is it softens it up, keep scraping, if not, use a good modified thinset and go for it.

Any cracks or paint under that glue.

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