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Devilish Jey

11:43AM | 08/21/03
Member Since: 08/20/03
1 lifetime posts
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Hey ya'll.
My mother and I just bought a 28 year old split level home(I'm 16 if you're wondering) and to be honest it isn't much.
We've just started to remove the flooring in the kitchen which is sticky tile over a 20x15 sheet of vinyl paper back flooring. We're using a solvent thats meant to lift glue and such but it does not seem to work all that well with the adhesive underneath the paper(it's black the adhesive and is also taking up plywood as we try to scrape it away.)

Any sugestions?

carpetman

07:30PM | 08/21/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
The black adhesive is called "cutback". The best thing you can do is get all the tile up, then lay sheets of 1/4" ACX plywood,nailed down over the entire floor, this will give you the correct underlayment for new "peel & place" tile or sheet vinyl....good luck

Floorcraft

12:52PM | 08/28/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
With a house so old, I wonder if asbestos in the floor is relevent?
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