10:46AM | 03/27/03
Member Since: 03/26/03
1 lifetime posts
I would like to install a concrete floor over old linolium tile. Is this possible or do I have to remove the tile first?
Any suggestions would be appriciated!

The floor has three layers of old linolium tile over concrete, which is uneven and cracked in places. I want polished concrete floors (it's for an art gallery). I've looked into removing the tile which is hazardous and/or costly. If I could just cover it that would be ideal. If I can't I'll just have do it the hard way. Any thought's?

[This message has been edited by tc.hlwd (edited March 28, 2003).]


04:27PM | 03/27/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
whats under the lino,wood or concrete? it helps if you say why you want to add a concrete floor,is there a problem with the existing floor? how do you plan to finish the floor?


02:14PM | 03/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
i take it that you have an asbestos removal situation.well anyway,i think you need to remove the old flooring,what i would do is remove a small section,about 4' x 4',get samples of each layer,and have them tested for asbestos.find out if it is asbestos,what is the law as to disposal in your area. (not all old tile has asbestos)it may be possible to hire a flooring company to remove it,my company has a small tractor(about the size of a riding lawn mower) and can take up about 500 s.f. in an hour.i think that will cost less than laying a thick layer of new concrete.and leave you with the floor you want.look for a bigger company that does a lot of vinyl tile jobs. good luck


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon