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10:44AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
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I am planning on installaing tile flooring in our kitchen/eating area. The subfloor is concrete, about 35 years old, there are no creacks and is very flat and level. The previous floor in the kitchen area was tile and I have removed it along with all of the thin set. the eating area was vinyl tile squares. This has also been removed and came up quite easily although it appears as though the mastic used to glue it down was some black colored stuff. The tile didn't stick very well to it but it is firm;ly attached to the concrete. It was troweled on and is very smooth and only has very very small ridged from the trowel. My question is does this stuff need to be removed before I can spread the thinset and set the tiles? If it needs to be removed any suggestions on the easiest way to remove it. Thanks for your responses.


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