Well damn. I've got a floor scraper, I guess I'll just put in the work. Whats a good chemical to use for the hard to scrape glue, any suggestionsIf the floor under the vinyl is plywood then just put a layer of 1/4 hardy backer down and tile. Although it’s supposed to be mortared down with a thin layer. I didn’t and it’s been 18 yrs and fine. They have round spaces imprinted on the board for special screws. Lots of screws. But over plywood. But mortar probably won’t stick to vinyl, and and glue down tile…. It would be really unlikely that the long list of gunk on the vinyl would allow for that to stick. You could rent a machine made to scoop up under the vinyl and peel it up. They have one that’s used for glue down carpet.
The hardy backer option was easier. Is the floor under the vinyl concrete? You need a backer board anyway on wood. Unless it’s a thickness thing. Half asking it then regretting it later…I get that.I was afraid of that answer. Lol
Height issueWhy scrape. Good answer was given to avoid it. Lay down 1/4" Durock and tile the floor. Easy Peasy.
Height issue, it is concrete underneath.The hardy backer option was easier. Is the floor under the vinyl concrete? You need a backer board anyway on wood. Unless it’s a thickness thing. Half asking it then regretting it later…I get that.
Ah, concrete. Well, that makes it somewhat easier. One of these will make things easier. I’ve used one on glue down carpet. I’d think it should work on vinyl. Or some other variation. Rent one somewhere. Other options that help are warming the flooring to reactivate the glue, making it liquid again. Use a thin towel and a clothing iron. They make scrapers for sawzalls.Height issue, it is concrete underneath.
Well I went ahead and got after it. Lol so the floor is uneaven in a couple spots but nothing more than 1/16". Is that safe to skip the leveling compound? Using 12 x 12 tiles.Yes, no cbu on concrete. Wasn't sure of the substrate. Scrape it all off until it is smooth. The set glue won't matter too much, just as long as it is smooth.
Does that not pull up to much on the tile to where the thinset still has a good hold? Might look into that.Use a tile leveling system. This one is available at HD
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I just started using these on wife's shower. It is for 1/16" grout lines, but I believe you could use 1/8". They are recyclable, unlike the Lash system, so your cost is stable. 1/3rd the cost of the Lash system, too.
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Yep, paid off good with back pain. LolLotta hard work seems to have paid off. Make sure there are no big dips in the floor and you should be good to go.
Ok thats what I figured. Just wanted to confirm from someone who's laid tile.I’d just consider keeping a level handy and or get leveling thing-a-mobs so as you go they’ll help in the odd low spot. 1/16 off easily can be made up in mud.