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tc.hlwd

10:46AM | 03/27/03
Member Since: 03/26/03
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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).]

carpetman

04:27PM | 03/27/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 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?

carpetman

02:14PM | 03/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 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
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