Flooring over old grout?

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Old 03-22-16, 07:45 AM
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Flooring over old grout?

Its a bathroom from an old acme clicks if anyone knows what that is... Like a Walmart 30 years ago. Tile was ripped up old grout is being stubborn, what is the cheapest option to redo this floor?
 
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Old 03-22-16, 09:12 AM
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What are you willing to settle for? What's the composition of the current floor?
 
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Old 03-22-16, 10:26 AM
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Its concrete, when I say old grout I actually mean the mortar, you can see the old strokes from the trowel, the ribs are about 1/8 inch high. I'd settle for paint if it was durable and isn't expensive. This is a first year haunted house and trying to spend little as possible on things like this.
 
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You could grind it down smooth and paint.

I wouldn't but you could and it would be cheap.
 
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Old 03-22-16, 02:13 PM
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Easiest way to fill in and prep the floor for additional flooring is using a self leveling compound. You need to prime the current mortar with self leveling primer and then skim it with the compound to fill in all the trowel marks. Key here is that self leveling compound IS NOT rated as a finished floor. You must cover it with either tile again, or some other type of flooring.
 
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