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Old 07-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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New floor tile over mud-set


70's bathroom with floor tile over "old-school" mud set. Tile has now been removed.

Question: I really don't want to remove the mud-set but as expected it is not a smooth surface, plus there are little paper pieces stuck on the mud-set left from the underside of the removed 12x12 tile sheets. What's my solution? Pro-level? A membrane of some sort?

Can attach pic if it will help. Appreciate your input.


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Old 07-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old fashioned 'mud sets' went out long before the 1970s---those usually had lowered joists and 2 to 3 inches of deck mud.

I believe you have a 'Jersey mud job'---plaster mesh with a thin coat of thinset---If that is the case ,break it up and remove it.

Self leveling compound could be used to level out the surface,but the base is not very good---
Post the pictures---can you see the subfloor and 'mud job' through an air vent?

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Old 07-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Yes I can see the "mud job" through the air vent and this is no Jersey job. It's the subfloor, tar paper, then the 1 1/4+ inch mud-set imbedded with wire mesh. It's rock solid but as a dry bed is a bit loose on the surface with some fissures and gouges where the scrapper went to low to remove old tile. It's not a smooth tight surface.

Attached 2 pics but I don't believe they alone will help you much to give an opinion. The brown crisscross you see is the very thin paper backing from the removed tile that's stuck to the bed surface.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Vacuum well---prime with self leveling primer and top with a coat of self leveling compound---Or use Jifset mixed with Linewebers latex,if it is available in your area.

Must have had an old timer on that job---Mike----
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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Appreciate your response. I found the 2 step TEC skill set product. Is this what you're referring to?

http://www.tecskillset.com/tile-inst...erlayment.html
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Yes, if you are using TEC self leveling compound----that is the right stuff--

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