Repacing Ceramic Tile: Residual Glue


Old 03-13-06, 07:11 PM
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Repacing Ceramic Tile: Residual Glue

I am replacing the ceramic floor tile in our entryway. This is my first attempt at this. I pulled up all of the old tile with no problem as much of it was loose. However it left a very thin layer of glue, which has a bunch of trowel marks in it. I am uncertain of what the underlayment is but it is a 1/4" sheet of something brown in color. (house built in '70's.

So can i just knock off the high spots or do I have to figure out a way to get all of this old glue off? I don't want to change floor height by adding backer board or anything over it, as the entry way abuts my carpeted living room and this will make the tile higher than the carpet.


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Old 03-13-06, 10:17 PM
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Try a heat gun and a scraper or hot water and a sxraper. You will need to take down what's there without chemical strippers. You slab needs to absorb water.

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