Our floor is a finished concrete (common in 1950s ranch homes in
Phoenix. There is sheet flooring laid over the concrete.
I've been tring to remove the tile and it's all adhesive backing
underneath. (please see the picture I posted at
Question: Must I get all the way down to the concrete to lay the vinyl?
It's very difficult to get all this gluey crap up ... could I lay the
vinyl tile right over this (smoothed out as much as possible, of
course) or must it be completely flat and free of ALL that backing?
Thanks in advance!
robert -at- rgehl -dot- com
Judging by the picture and the year, you have asphalt (tar) based adhesive
Just heat it with a torch (careful, it may ignite or smoke) and scrape it
off while soft.
(A wide putty knife or even a sharp shovel may work)
If you miss any lumps you will see them through the new tile/flooring.
Not a hard job, but messy, and takes some time.
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