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Old 11-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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I am taking up a self adhesive tile floor that was put over linoleum. The floor is sticky from the adhesive but there is not anything to scrape up...just sticky film. We plan on putting down laminate floor and need to use a leveling compound in some areas of the floor. QUESTION; can we put the leveler over the sticky film? If not how do we get the sticky film to NOT BE STICKY!?

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I am taking up a self adhesive tile floor that was put over linoleum. The floor is sticky from the adhesive but there is not anything to scrape up...just sticky film. We plan on putting down laminate floor and need to use a leveling compound in some areas of the floor. QUESTION; can we put the leveler over the sticky film? If not how do we get the sticky film to NOT BE STICKY!?


No you can't put the leveler over the sticky stuff,pull up the linoleum and start fresh.

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What area of the house is it...basement, 2nd floor? Is this sticky glue hesidue on the linoleum from the tile or is the residue from the linoleum on the subfloor? Explain with a bit more detail as I dont know exactly the situation and dont want to misslead you
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You can patch or level over adhesive residue so long as it's just a sticky film in the slab, not actual adhesive on top of the slab. (I'm assuming this is a slab?)
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The floor is in the kitchen/dining room. The house is a slab and there was linoleum on the floor; we put the self stick vinyl tile over the linoleum. We are taking up the tile and the linoleum is tacky when the tile is taken up. We want to avoid taking up the linoleum if at all possible!! We are going to put a pad and a laminate floor but there are a few areas that need to be leveled first. The guys at the hardware store told be to use goo gone and then make sure I mop it prior to using the leveling compound where needed. HELP!
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Goo Gone is not a good idea. You generally never use a chemical to remove residue when you are planning to adhere something else over it. The chemical can cause bonding issues with the new product. If you've already done it, scrub the floor down thoroughly with TSP. Like I said before, every leveler I've seen says you can go over a sticky residue so long as it isn't on the surface on the slab, but in the slab. If there is anything left on the surface it has to be razored off.

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