Removal of old vinyl.

Ted409April 16, 2011

I am re-tiling my Bathroom and we have removed the old vinyl floor, but allot of the paper bottom of the vinyl has stuck to the floor. Do I need to scrape and remove all of it? Or can I get buy with scraping all the lose stuff of? And what is the best way to get this done.

I am installing self stick tile.

Thanks. Ted409

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Try using a heat gun or blow dryer to loosen the paper ..In time (depending how thick the new tiles are) the rough floor underneath will show through..

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 12:46AM
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Avanti Tile & Stone

Dampen the floor with a sponge or sprayer. Warm/hot water works best. After a half hour or so, use a 4" wallpaper scraper to get up the old paper.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 12:39PM
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This paper you are talking about may be a mineral fiber (asbestos) backing, if the floor is old enough. Whether or not you decide to remove this stuff yourself is your decision to make.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 10:58PM
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