Utility room has a concrete floor, part of which was/is covered with
linoleum. Wife wants to replace it with, probably, some kind of linoleum
Looking for a good way to removed the original glue and the bits of the
linoleun backing that are stuck to it. Sanding is out because it might
Glue is in swirls. I've read that boiling water may soften it and that krud
Kutter would remove it. Acetone doesn't seem to do anything.
Alternatively, how smooth does the floor need to be if the new covering is
to be some kind of linoleum? (It is a utility room after all...)
Read this Q&A: http://www.infotile.com.au/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001971.html
Many mentions of Krud Cutter.
Maybe you inherited what you have. Hope you didn't pull up a fairly
intact floor. With linoleum/vinyl, you only need to cut away any loose,
curled, bubbles flush with the rest of the linoleum.
Skim coat the floor with portland cement based Armstrong S-184 filling in
any recesses including the recesses in the old linoleum pattern.
Over time, traffic will cause any recesses to show through the new
covering. Try to get it as good as possible. It's an opportunity to learn
from your experience in a utility room!
I never used tiles/strips.
What I have done, twice, is put sheet vinyl (not linoleum) over existing
sheet vinyl (probably vinyl, not linoleum) in two bathrooms. I did this
as previously mentioned. It looked great. Long term results unknown as
the house was sold. I saw it for about a year and it was like the day it
Whether vinyl tiles/stips need different considerations, I really can't
say and don't want to mislead you.
There are a couple mentions of tiles/stripping here that may prompt you
to check further.
How about Bosch itself.
I just got a new logic board for my Gaggenau dishwasher (shares parts
with Bosch and I believe is owned by them) through the Bosch-Gaggenau
parts center of Bosch. They were very helpful and shipped parts out
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