maria gardea

05:23AM | 02/28/02
Member Since: 02/27/02
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we have done a room convertion in the garage and will be adding lanolium tiles to the cement for the floor. Do we have to do anything to the cement before we lay down the tiles. They are self stick squares. We have cleaned and sanded the cement. Do we need to do anything else?? Thanks for the help. P.S. We would like to get it done this weekend.


06:08AM | 02/28/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Maria,
One should not put self-stick tiles on bare cement. They will pop up within a month. As much as I do not like those self-stick tiles, it sounds as you've already bought them. So, get yourself a 5 gallon pail of a good cement sealer and put 2 to 3 coats down. Try to achieve an almost gloss finish. If you do not, the powder from the cement will negate the holding power of the adhesive on the tiles and they WILL lift up. If you can return them, do so. Then buy the resilient tiles and the glue to put them down.


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