Re: Kitchen floor underlayment
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.
The backerboard will provide a strong bonding agent for your project. It will also be water (moisture) resistant.

: 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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