Removing vinyl and laying ceramic

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Old 05-01-06, 08:05 PM
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Removing vinyl and laying ceramic

I am installing ceramic tile in my bathroom. The current floor is vinyl over 3/4 plywood. The plywood is in very good shape. Joists are 2x8, 16" oc.

Here are my questions:

1) What is the best method to remove the vinyl? Are there any special types of scrapers to use? Is there any material to treat the vinyl with that will make the vinyl come up easier?

2) Do I need to get up all of the adhesive from the plywood.

3) Once the vinyl is removed, will my layering be 3/4 plywood, thinset, 3/8 cement backerboard, thinset then the ceramic tile?

Thanks for any input.
 
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Old 05-01-06, 08:17 PM
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If you have 3/4" down already you should be alright with an additional 1/2". The vinyl tiles should be fairly easy to remove. I like to use a long pole flat bladed scraper but that may not even be nescessary. 1/4" cementboard on top of 1/4" notched troughed thinset is fine.
 
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