The downstairs bog project continues........
House is concrete floored downstairs and covered in horrible thermoplastic
tiles. For the most part, they are VERY well stuck down and everywhere else
in the house I have got away with localised repairs/levelling around the
edges (due to carpet fitters braying nails through them) and then flooring
over the top.
Not here though - the tiles are in a right state under the existing cushion
floor, probably not helped by the state of the concrete underneath which
doesn't look at all good. The only option seems to be to rip them up, and
put some levelling screed down. There are only about 2 sq metres of them and
getting them up is the easy bit - but left behind on the rough concrete is
some kind of black (bitumen based?) adhesive which I doubt the screed will
I've been attacking it with a scraper and barely managing to get postage
stamp sized bits up with lots of effort, and wire brushes hardly make a mark
on it as its too soft. Just wondered if there was some sort of solvent for
this stuff and/or any other ideas to get it up?