12:03PM | 01/24/03
Member Since: 01/23/03
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I am installing 12x12 tile on a cement floor. It is a pretty sturdy floor. There are some spots that I just can't get the old linoleum glue up. It creates high spots of about 1/16 inch. Is it OK to use thin-set on this and place the tile or does it need to me more flat/level? Are there thicker thinsets that would act like a leveler? I'm reluctant to put down a leveler because I'm afraid it would flow down through the expansion joint area to the unit below mine.


06:11PM | 01/24/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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I'll assume you mean a ceramic type tile and not thin vinyl. The thinset will transition what you describe just fine. It you want to use a floor leveling compund, just caulk the seam you mention and then trowel the levelor on.

willies all thumbs

10:23AM | 01/25/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
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In some cases, thinset wont bond over old adhesives. to increase bonding hold, mix it with polimer fortified latex just to make sure. I laid 8x8 tile over cutback adhesive,
wvery tile is complety loose, just the grout holding them..50/50 mix of portland and number 4 sand,fine sugar sand.
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