Currently ripping out section of carpet and linoleum (or vinyl)
flooring for later installation of (most likely) slate tile. Here is
the problem...Carpet ripped out nice with only little specks of
padding glued to the concrete left. I do not expect this to be a
problem, however, when I ripped the linoleum out a lot of the paper
backing was left glued to the concrete floor. I tried scraping it and
got a few sections where the concrete is exposed maybe 5% of total
space. What is anyone's advice for applying tile to this type of
floor? Will it break loose? Should I spend a whole day and all the
skin off of my knuckles removing the paper backing?
Second question...More a matter of personal opinion but should I
measure the exact center of the space and and start laying tile from
there or should I run a full course of tile at the front door
threshold. This would mean that the last course would have to be cut
in half. The area I am doing is for my woodstove and front entry door
area. Where the tile ends I will have pergo flooring and running all
the courses as a full tile simply will not work. Thanks in advance
for any help.
On Aug 11, 4:58 pm, rodney email@example.com wrote:
There are chemical removers for just that purpose, but they might not
get all of the material off. You might have to use self-levelling
compound. Then put Hardi-Backer over it and use FORTIFIED thinset
mortar. Fortified mortar is only buck or two more per bag, but it is
well worth it.
Also, you are better off measureing your tile out and planning it
beforehand. It looks awful if someone has a 1 inch peice of tile at
the edge because of poor planning. Don't let this be you.
Hope that helped.
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