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forcedreno2012 11-10-2012 11:48 PM

Out with the wood/carpet and in with the tile
We have to replace all the flooring in the house and after dragging out wet stinky flooded carpet :eek: I will NEVER have it again. With that being said we want to put tile down.

In some areas of the house there was laminate flooring that had to be pulled as well and there is a glue residue left behind. my assumption is that this glue will need to be removed prior to installing tile and I was wondering if anyone has any tips as to getting it up. I have heard that using a grinder is a no go as it gets gummed up, are there any flooring glue strippers out there, I dont mind the work of scraping if necessary ( my labor is cheap :laughing:) but would rather something to help the process along. I have no idea what type of glue the prior owners used and it also looks as if there were two types used.



ddawg16 11-11-2012 12:15 AM

I can understand the carpet.....

But wood? Even with tile, you have wood under the tile......all the tile does is hide the wood.....if there is a problem....the tile will only hide it....

So....don't make decisions based on if you have a flood...or huricane......

Make the decision based on 'typical' use.

forcedreno2012 11-11-2012 01:21 AM

Sorry DDawg I did not clarify, the laminate wood floor was on a slab floor and insta warped so it had to come up.

For all my griping I will probably end up with carpet in the main bedroom but for the main living areas we are looking at tile. In some areas it will be the tile that looks like wood and others regular tile.

There is no subfloor so from what I understand the glue has to come up before the tile goes down.

oh'mike 11-11-2012 04:53 AM

If you are on a slab---do not use a solvent to remove the glue----the solvent will soak into the concrete--

creating a bond breaker---your thinset might not stick----

Best plan----scrape off what you can with a razor scraper----then---either encapsulate it under a coat of self leveling compound that is designed to stick to the adhesive---(Jifset mixed with Linewebers liquid latex_)

Or,if the floor is flat, simply use a thin set that is approved for use over the adhesive---

forcedreno2012 11-11-2012 07:21 PM

Oh wow, thanks Mike never even entered My head about the integrity of the slab.

It is very level though so at least one positive. I will look into the thinset route.

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