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Old 09-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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I am going to install laminate flooring in a kitchen.

My question is how do I rip the tiles off the floor? Floor chizel etc and what about the mortar underneath the tiles?

And once all of this is done, (I know that there is a concrete slab underneath) what if some spots are unlevel before I place the foam stuff that goes underneath the laminate?
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Or maybe someone could help me with the steps?

When I take the tiles off how will I know if there is a vapor barrier?
I also read in a topic that you can use plastic for a vapor. What kind of plastic is it?

I also researched a vapor retarder. Where do I purhase that? Lowe's seems not to supply a vapor retarder. I installed a laminate floor in my house in a 14' x 28' room but the subfloor was plywood. I just don't want to make the floor buckle without using the right products.
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first, let us know the manufacturer you are using.
6 mil poly film works great but the pad that comes with the floor may have it.

removing tile requires little more than a hammer and such.
if the floor is way out of level you may need to use a self leveler, or trowel the stuff on if it's not too bad.
read the manufacturers guidelines when it comes to flatness.
usually not more than 1/4 inch up or down in a 10 foot wingspan.
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