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09:22AM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 06/29/03
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I am a new homeowner, I have Pergo type flooring in ther bathroom. Due to some plumbing issues (roots) my floor is ruined. It is buckling and warped and needs to be replaced. My home is from the 1940's and I am unsure of what lies beneath. Currently the Pergo level is higher than that of the carpet. I am on a slab as well. I would like to tile since I dont think this product is good for a bath.

How much of the old linoleum must I remove before I can tile. DO I need to put down a hardibacker product also?? Feeling very intimidated by the whole process. Should asbestos be a concern?? Limited budget so I dont want to hire out and it is a tiny 5x5' bath also.
Thanks for any help!

carpetman

05:21PM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
pull up the laminate and base board,if you put down ceramic,you can reuse the base board,scrape the floor to pull out the sheet vinyl.(if the vinyl is down well you can rough it up a bit and lay over that) you will not need a backer board on a cement slab.asbestos will not be a problem,unless you sand the backing(you can sand the vinyl,to rough it up,but dont get in to the backing)
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