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Old 10-01-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Most effective way to remove cut back?

Hello Everyone,

You may have read my other post that I am going to tile my concrete basement floor.

The previous owner had vinyl tiles and a black adhesive stuff I think people have called cut back.

The stuff looks like it is warn down pretty well but I am concerned about the new tiles sticking.

Is there a special adhesive I can use with the new ceramic tiles or do I need to use something to remove the cut back? Should I rent a concrete floor grinder and smooth it down that way?

What do you all recommend.




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Old 10-01-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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You can scrape the cutback, but I wouldn't grind it. It has asbestos in it.


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Old 10-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Mepi and Latacrete make thinsets that will go over that nasty stuff..
Call a real tile store or check out JOHNBRIDGE tile forum.
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