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Removal of old vinyl.

Posted by Ted409 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 11 at 23:52

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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RE: Removal of old vinyl.

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..

RE: Removal of old vinyl.

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.

RE: Removal of old vinyl.

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.

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