I just pulled up some old vinyl tiles off my laundry room floor. What I'm left with is not only unsightly, but problematic. It was great to see that my old 20's home had fir floors under the tiles, but there is now tar-like glue scattered in various places throughout the floor. What's worse is there was termite damage on various planks around the home. I recently purchased the home and had the house tented, so I don't think there are anymore critters living there. I want to put vinyl tile squares in there, but I need to figure out the best way to do it. Is it possible that once I scrape off the old glue with some adhesive remover to fill the holes with some wood putty, then place some self leveling compound down so that I can put the tiles over it? Or is it wiser (and cheaper) to just pull out the planks and replace it with plywood??? Also, if I opt for the latter, is it still necessary to use a self-leveling compound? Sorry this question is so long!
try just adding a layer of plywood,(1/2")if you can stamp on the floor without falling through it's probably o.k. ( it's never worth trying to fix the old floor,if you can lay over a new one)also you will need to prep the new plywood with a cement based floor patch ,fill the seams,cover the screws ect.
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