11:25AM | 10/31/00
Member Since: 10/30/00
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Help! I recently purchased a fixer-upper. Its all on a slab and the carpet was cat urine soaked. When we removed it, we discovered the floor was covered with old tiles and linoleum and under that-tar paper. Is there some way to remove it?
To cover the floors with dura-rock or some other concrete product is out of my budget range.
We want to lay Saltillo tile.


08:29PM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Two things to consider here, the odor problem and the tar paper removal.Tar paper should act as a shield to the cement as far as liquids are concerned.If removal of the paper is difficult,then you should have a reasonable base on which to lay tile.I would clean the paper with ammonia and water and go to it.If the tar paper wasn't there, I still believe that laying new tile would mask any odor.


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