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Old 01-21-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Couple of new questions about upcoming DIY ceramic tile job. The
It appears the Lino tiles mentioned in previous post are going to need to come up after I pulled the rest of the carpet up. In my previous post I was told I would need to remove the mastic that was used from the concrete slab for the ceramic to adhere. Can anyone recommend a solvent/process? It looks like the mastic has stained the concrete. Will I need to get the stain out as well? Beginning to look like too much time and work if so. Could a new substrate (cement board or plywood) be attached to the slab using construction adhesive and then tiled? The slab is 70+ year old and very hard. Maybe the best solution is new carpet Thanks

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It's not that big of a chore----first of all---no solvents---they will soak into the concrete and become a bond breaker.

After the tiles are removed---use a razor scraper to remove as much as you can---there are long handled ones available in the tile section of most stores--

If that isn't removing enough of the cutback---pour some hot water (boiling if you can) over the mastic--and have another go with the razor scraper--

Let it dry out--then set the tiles with a two part thinset like Kerabond and Keralastic--or a modified thinset approved for use over cutback--

I've also encapsulated cutback using Jifset mixed with Linewebers liquid latex---

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No, no, that would be so unsanitary. But yes, it's easier and cheaper in the short term.

You can not use solvents to remove the adhesive. You need a razor scraper and knee pads cuz you're gonna be at it awhile.

No concrete backer or plywood, that would be a bad move.

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Thanks. Started getting up the Lino tiles tonight before running out of gas. For the most part they come up easily (some popping up whole) using a garden edger. Kind of a hoe but the blade extends straight from the handle. A lot easier than I anticipated . I have found some cracks in the slab and I'm going to be patching in places so is an isolation membrane a good idea? If I find the floor isn't flat I'll try some leveling compound once the glue is up unless there is a reason I shouldn't. Appreciate all the great advice, Mike.

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