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08:04AM | 01/25/20
Member Since: 01/25/20
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I am remodeling my bath and it has multiple layers of linoleum or vinyl starting from 1978. I have removed the actual linoleum and attempted the backing/glue. However that is not cooperating so well. With the difficulty that I am experiencing is it acceptable to just put the thin-set and tile on top of the remaining backing/glue?


11:01AM | 01/25/20
You could try using a hair dryer to heat the glue and then scraping it off. this has always worked for me.This also works for removing self stick tile.

David, Moderator

10:07PM | 02/20/20
Member Since: 11/15/13
264 lifetime posts
If you are installing vinyl the floor needs to be fairly smooth. Scrap real good to remove loose glue and high peaks. you can apply a skimable floor leveler to smooth out surface.

You can do the same for ceramic. it would be best to install a 1/4" hardee backer.
Keep in mind that your total floor thickness excluding backer should around 1 1/8" thick
Hope this helps

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