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Old 08-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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How clean does the subfloor need to be before i glue down the vinyl? Part of the floor is old plywood and still has glue residue from the old vinyl. Also how do i know where i should put glue down on the entire floor or just the perimeter?

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The floor needs to clean and smooth. Any imperfections will show through. Full spread or perimeter glue, depends on the vinyl.

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Do you have any recommendations for cleaners for removing any glue residue?
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It needs to be scraped. Chemical cleaners can keep the new adhesive from sticking.
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The old floor can be overlaid with new 1/4" underlayment. Typically that is how it is done.
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can i use joint compound to fill cracks and screw holes in the sublfloor?
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can i use joint compound to fill cracks and screw holes in the sublfloor?
NO! It needs to be a cementious based fill. Joint compound will not hold up. And if you put down a new 1/4" underlayment, do not use screws. They will cause it to pucker. Use 9/16" 18 ga staples.

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