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Old 02-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #16
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OK Slow Down.

Ordering that product on the Internet is going to break the bank. That is the correct product but my suggestion is that you find a local tile store that will order it for you. You don't have to use that brand. More readily available brands would be Mapei or Ardex and any tile store will have access to those brands.
I think you skipped reading this part?

A local floor supply store or tile store (at least where I live) will get you better pricing and better service than a box store, and they carry better brands.

Mapei or Ardex are very good brands and I would use those over qwikrete or whatever any day.

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Old 02-10-2011, 05:32 AM   #17
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you won't find anything other than knee pads at any apron/vest store for your project - that includes quikcrete,,, ALL remaining adhesive must be removed PRIOR to installing ANY polymer modified o'lay mtl - this means diamond grinding &, usually, placing 2 layers of o'lay due to 'ghosting' of tile joints,,, victor's ( duraamen ) is good altho i've never used it,,, when you include prep, this is specialty work - even including the acid sprayer & sealer selection.

1 nice thing is you'll have worn knees after you finish a not-so-nice thing will be you have to look at your work for years by the time you finish,it doubtful you'll have saved any $ nor had fun

i know how good tile work should be done but i hire it rather'n show my ignorance/stupidity
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #18
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So after doing to more research on this tar type glue that is down on the concrete... it seems to have more asbestos in it then the tiles themselves. And if I have no choice but to grind it off, then thats not going to happen.

So, seeing as though the new SLC will not work with this tar... what other options do I have?

Do I have no choice but to put a 1/2" wood subfloor down and ceramic tile the whole thing?

Or put laminate right over the concrete?

Just not sure what I should do now.
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if the work's not going to be done correctly, why worry about what's on top ?
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if the work's not going to be done correctly, why worry about what's on top ?
I think the real question is, why waste your own time posting useless comments? Forums are created to ask questions and inform. Why not get on-board with that purpose?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #21
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its not my house, genius,,, you got the right answers but discard them,,, why waste OUR time is a more relevant question
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its not my house, genius,,, you got the right answers but discard them,,, why waste OUR time is a more relevant question
As a genius, I'd like to go ahead and rant about your punctuation and ignorance of the English language... but I wont.

So, lets go ahead and review the last couple of questions that I've already posted.
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Do I have no choice but to put a 1/2" wood subfloor down and ceramic tile the whole thing?

Or put laminate right over the concrete?
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Were either of these addressed in the thread? If so, I apologize as it seems that I have overlooked them. If not, then what is the answer?
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #23
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Probably my last contribution to a thread that is all over the place with no resolution in sight for some reason.

Here's the deal. The black adhesive is typically an asphaltic product commonly referred to as "cutback". Old cutback DOES contain some asbestos. It is a given in the tile industry that if one scrapes old cutback down as much as possible so that only a stain remains then it is possible to install tile over it by using a proper thinset mortar. Getting asbestos fibers airborne as a result of scraping cutback would be a real challenge if not impossible.

The same goes for SLC. If the residue is scraped to only a stain remaining the surface can then be primed and SLC poured over it. This is the understanding in the tile installation business and this is my experience with SLC's.

I don't understand why this seemingly never-ending thread can't seem to get these issues resolved so it can move on.

I don't know what I may be missing and I'm not interested in reading this thread from the beginning (again). So that's my two cents coming from over three decades of field experience. Take it for what it may be worth.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #24
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use a self-leveling topping APPROVED as a wear-layer. Mapei, Ardex, or Buddy Rhodes or Cheng offers some. most come in a white or grey finish.

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