DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Flooring (http://www.diychatroom.com/f5/)
-   -   Old vinyl tile wont chissel off! (http://www.diychatroom.com/f5/old-vinyl-tile-wont-chissel-off-170470/)

noquacks 01-29-2013 09:24 AM

Old vinyl tile wont chissel off!
 
Geez-- how do they do it? Tried a long handled scraper, and no luck. whats the trick, people? Putty knife on your hands and knees? blisters? back ache? headache?? Heat? Propane torch? LOL

joecaption 01-29-2013 09:29 AM

Old vinyl may contain asbestos, had it tested yet?
Might want to try a heat gun and a putty knife.
Why are you removing it?
What type flooring are you going to be putting down?

TrailerParadise 01-29-2013 10:22 AM

you can also use a hair dryer on high in place of the heat gun, it melts the glue and lets you pry it up easier. Thankfully i didnt have this issue, mine was thirty years old and came up with a bare hand. Good luck!

rusty baker 01-29-2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1104844)
Old vinyl may contain asbestos, had it tested yet?
Might want to try a heat gun and a putty knife.
Why are you removing it?
What type flooring are you going to be putting down?

The adhesive may contain a lot more asbestos than the tile. Have you had it tested?

JazMan 01-29-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Geez-- how do they do it? Tried a long handled scraper, and no luck. whats the trick, people? Putty knife on your hands and knees? blisters? back ache? headache??
Well....yea! You want it to come up by standing? You gotta get down and work!

Be careful not to grind or sand anything. Make no dust, keep it damp.

Tell us more concerning the adhesive, the substrate and your floor covering plans.

Jaz


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 AM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved