Latest Discussions : Flooring & Stairs

kanekj

07:42AM | 09/30/03
Member Since: 12/02/02
10 lifetime posts
I have asbestos laced vinyl tiles and i want to lay ceramic tile down. I dont think the floor is perfectly even (under the vinyl) so i would be putting down a self leveling compound. Can i just use the self leveling compound to cover the vinyl tile and even out the floor at the same time or do i need to have an asbestos remover pull up the vinyl tiles and then lay down the leveling compound afterwards?

Floorcraft

08:08AM | 09/30/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Is the floor concrete?

kanekj

06:04AM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 12/02/02
10 lifetime posts
The tiles were placed directly on the hardwood floors. So there is black tarish like remnant from where I began to pull them up stuck to the hardwood. It is a first floor foyer, but above the basement. Thanks!

[This message has been edited by kanekj (edited October 01, 2003).]

carpetman

02:34PM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i would think the best thing you can do is cap the floor with a layer of 1/4" cdx plywood.use some floor patch (cement based) to try and level the floor first. the black stuff under the tile may be an asbestos type adhesive. (cutback)....good luck


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