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Candace

09:05AM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 05/25/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I've just stripped out some vinyl flooring and plywood in a 1950 bathroom, to find badly cracked spiral mosaic tile underneath (pretty uneven in places). I've been told that the only really good thing to do (if I want to replace it with similar tile) is tear that out, repour cement, attach hardibacker, and then tile. I guess my question is: how much of the mortar and concrete underneath the tile to I need to dig out, and when do I know I got it in a state such that I can pour concrete (or something else?) over it? I had no intention of getting into such a major project when I started tearing out the vinyl, but now I have decided I'd really like to restore it to the original 1950's look. Also, is there an easy way to remove that vinyl stick-on baseboard stuff? Thanks for any advice.

carpetman

12:25PM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
the rubber base board should just pull off,run a razor knife along the top of the base ,so you dont pull paint or wallpaper with it.keep digging till you find the bottom,the cement that was put down had to have a starting point,find that.you wont need backer board if you have a cement base.make sure the new cement you pour is smooth and level,install your tile on that. good luck.

Candace

06:21AM | 08/05/03
Member Since: 05/25/03
3 lifetime posts
Oh well. It turned out there were some bad joists underneath the bathroom, which had cause the whole floor to sink (hence ruining the original tile), so I ended up having to get a crew out here to tear out the whole floor, concrete and all, replace the joists, and lay hardibacker. So now new tile can be laid...
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