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Old 03-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Removed old carpet a while back and it was glued down in the early'70's. There is a black sticky glue type substance on the floor on top of old 1965 12" tiles now. What can I do to seal this on a budget? I want to install new carpet but not over this black stuff... I have been reading and I am scared I may have asbestos glue? Can I pour leveling cement with a sealer to seal it? Wow...what do people do on a budget?

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Sealing it with self leveling compound is the most common practice---
Check the brands and methods for each brand---
I uses Jiff Set and Linwebers liquid for cut back--

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If the black sticky glue is on top of the tiles, I doubt it is cutback. Cutback could not be used to glue down carpet. It would have bled through in a few days.
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Sounds to me like thats what is under neath the tile print, some of those old vinyl tiles if the printed layer comes off it's just black sticky tile.
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Sounds to me like thats what is under neath the tile print, some of those old vinyl tiles if the printed layer comes off it's just black sticky tile.
The poster says the black adhesive is on top of the tile and was used to glue down the carpet. You could not use cutback to glue down carpet. The carpet would have turned black and sticky in a few days.
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http://www.tileusa.com/cutback-carpetglue_faq.htm

These have to be vinyl tiles if it's dating back that far ago, so........
Rusty, if there was adhesive for carpet and he pulled it up it very well could have taken the tile paper up as well leaving what the vinyl tile is made of..... No? I'm not saying I'm not wrong figured it's a idea.

Also why would they have made cutback if its just going bleed through the carpet as it's a adhesive right?

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Also why would they have made cutback if its just going bleed through the carpet as it's a adhesive right?
It's not a carpet adhesive. Vinyl is a solid product, carpet is porous. It will bleed thru carpet but not vinyl.
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Hi all,

Those tile do not "have to be vinyl". They're most likely vinyl, or vinyl asbestos. But it doesn't matter since the suspect glue is on, not under them.

That glue should not be cut back, it might be, but very doubtful. Rusty is correct.

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Also why would they have made cutback if its just going bleed through the carpet as it's a adhesive right?
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, cuz cutback is not supposed to be used for anything other than VAT, VCT or asphalt tiles. Apparently Jet has never used or had much to do with any of it.

The best thing to do might be to remove the tiles and work off of the subfloor. What is the subfloor made of anyway?

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Those tile do not "have to be vinyl". They're most likely vinyl, or vinyl asbestos. But it doesn't matter since the suspect glue is on, not under them.

That glue should not be cut back, it might be, but very doubtful. Rusty is correct.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, cuz cutback is not supposed to be used for anything other than VAT, VCT or asphalt tiles. Apparently Jet has never used or had much to do with any of it.

The best thing to do might be to remove the tiles and work off of the subfloor. What is the subfloor made of anyway?

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Jaz your right
No I have not mingled in any cutback or any carpet adhesive hence I asked the question. I have heard about cutback though.
Thanks for clarifying.

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