cement floors


Old 07-02-09, 11:31 AM
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cement floors

We bought a house with slab foundation. Pulled up rugs in home to find cement floors with which to treat. Unfortunately vinyl tiles are underneath. I understand it will be extremely labor intensive to remove tiles. Is there a possibility to overlay tiles with some kind of cement-like material that would provide the cement floor look?
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Old 07-04-09, 07:55 AM
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getting the tiles up shouldn't be too much of a problem. its getting the glue off, thats the problem. you should NOT tile over the vinyl.
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Removing the glue is not all that hard if you have the right grinding equipment. We do it all of the time before we stain a slab. You'll definitely want to get back down to concrete. It would be unwise to overlay over vinyl.
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Grinding cutback adhesive is not always a good idea. It can contain asbestos.

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