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pookie1102002

06:46PM | 03/17/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
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Bvbasement
I removed the tiles from my basement floor. There is large areas of the black mastic adhesive from the tiles. I tried using a heat gun and a product especially made to remove the black adhesive. These only seemed to remove the top layer. I am at banging my head against a wall. I am planning to lay carpet tiles. Does anybody have any other remedy for the adhesive?

Thanks

Tracy

homebild

12:33PM | 03/19/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Instead of trying to remove the mastic, why not simply apply a floor levelor over the mastic and then place the carpet tiles.

Or, install a floating plywood subfloor over which the tiles can be directly laid...

There are a number of easier solutions to your problem but you may have to engage the services of a floor professional before you proceed.

pookie1102002

11:43AM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 03/13/04
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Thanks for your reply. What exactly is a floor leveler? This basement will be the death of me yet.

Tracy

homebild

06:17PM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Floor Leveler is a concretious type masonry product that you mix, trowel over a rough floor surface, that gets out unwanted humps and bumps.

See here:

http://doityourself.com/store/floorlevelers.htm


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