|Posted by ED on December 03, 2003 at 20:52:57:|
|In response to Re: Kitchen floor underlayment|
Interesting plumbing question.
Asbestos can be an issue with those (vinyl)tiles. If the floor is fairly level, first put down a product called (cement) backerboard. Use galvanized screws to attach it to the current floor.
The apply your ceramic tiles to the backerboard with the appropriate adhesives, grouts, etc.
: My wife and I were going to put ceramic tile in the kitchen. I started ripping up the floor which had existing vinyl tiles from the 50's on one side and sheeted linoleum on the other side. I got the linoleum up with ease. I am having real difficulty taking up the vinyl tiles (is asbestos a big issue?). I have tried heat guns and sharp edged tools. What is the best way to make my floor ready for adding a different type of flooring? I have heard of embossing levelers, luan, take up the existing flooring, etc. Please help....
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