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hawks81 07-03-2011 03:32 PM

What to do with this subflooring over concrete before lying down Vinyl
Novice here. I have cutout a lil area of carpet by my front door. I want to laydown a vinyl flooring sheet to make it easy to clean since my front door is my main "guest door". I have a concrete slab ranch. On top of the concrete (as pictured) is this subflooring (not sure if thats the right word).

My question is, between each square is a gap that I know I can't just leave it how it is with thin vinyl. What exactly are my options here. I assume that the 2 that I have are filling the gaps with some kinda filler, or removing the squares that are glued on. I'm open to any idea.

Thanks guys

DannyT 07-03-2011 03:42 PM

looks like grouted tile to me. if you want to leave it you can probably skim over the gaps with a floor patch designed to work over tile to smooth the floor out. the other option is to remove it down to the subfloor which is a lot more work.

hawks81 07-03-2011 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by DannyT (Post 679147)
looks like grouted tile to me.

Not sure if maybe I left out a detail so please don't be offended if I'm telling you what you already know......

It is tile, but there is no grout. The gaps are not filled at all.

woodman58 07-03-2011 04:01 PM

This is vinyl sheet goods. You can cut the square with a razor and scrape it off the concrete. Or, you can fill the grout areas with a floor leveler.

hawks81 07-03-2011 04:40 PM

Well, less than an hour later...... here is the option I choose.

It was REALLY easy......the adhesive must have been so old, I used a 1 1/2" cold chisel and they popped off in full pieces.

Now to clean whats left. Despite the lines in the picture, it is as smooth as concrete can be. No ridges or anything.

Thanks for the advice. :)

hawks81 07-03-2011 07:34 PM

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Finished DIY project!!

woodman58 07-04-2011 05:50 AM

Sorry, you said it did not have any grout and in the pic it looked like it could be vinyl. Job looks good.

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