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Old 05-14-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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We are doing something that most people apparently don't. We pulled up tile to put down carpet. There is mortar on the floor underneath the tile. We purchased a heavy duty scraper, and it doesn't really even do anything to remove the mortar. My question is under a 6 lb pad, and plush carpet, will you be able to feel the mortar bed under there if we don't scrape it down?

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YES! Over time the irregularities will telegraph thru the pad/cushion.

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What is the mortar on top of? I would say that at least sand down the high spots and make it all rounded type of mortar bed. You should try and get up as much mortar as possible.
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you cold skim the floor
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"Skim-coating" is a possibility but the truth of that process is that you may end up with a situation worse than you started with in some cases. It's not always easy for a novice with a trowel to successfully skim-coat a rough surface and not have the trowel hopping around over every high spot.
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"Skim-coating" is a possibility but the truth of that process is that you may end up with a situation worse than you started with in some cases. It's not always easy for a novice with a trowel to successfully skim-coat a rough surface and not have the trowel hopping around over every high spot.
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