Re: Kitchen floor underlayment
Posted by hj on December 04, 2003 at 08:04:31:
In response to Re: Kitchen floor underlayment
What is the floor make of? Concrete, wood, or ?? Asbestos fibers are the potential problem so if you are not going to grind the tiles up, I would not worry about it. It is probably an overblown issue anyway. We worked with asbestos tiles and insualation in the 50's, 60's and 70's and are still around and healthy.

: 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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