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Old January 16th 06, 11:24 AM posted to
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Default Removed vinyl tile... How do I remove glue on concrete slab?

"Al Kondo" wrote in message
I am laying ceramic tile in my kitchen and living room.. they are
connected. The kitchen had plywood flooring so I laid cement board as
a base. The living room has a concrete slab so I plan to lay the
tile directly onto the concrete. It presently has vinyl tile on it.
I removed some of it and see that it is going to have quite a bit of
residual glue. How do I get this glue off? I have all kinds of
solvent at home including "goof - off", turpentine. lacquer thinner,
and even, coleman lantern fuel. What are some reasonable ways to
proceed here.

Thanks, Al Kondo

Are you the poster questioning about the thickness difference between the 2
If you are going to have a lot of trouble getting the old surface up than
why not just cover that with the same cement board you used in the kitchen?
Solve 2 problems at once. Your existing surface is obviously sound. The
cement board can be installed, with a 2 part thinset, right over the top of
the existing vinyl.