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I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. Around the
edges, it was glued down.

There's residual glue when the flooring came up. I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.

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Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. Around the
edges, it was glued down.

There's residual glue when the flooring came up. I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.

TIA

Pat.


I'd get as much up as I could. How hard is the glue and could you just
scrape or sand it off?

nate

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Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. Around the
edges, it was glued down.

There's residual glue when the flooring came up. I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.

TIA

Pat.

Leaving the glue equals doing a poor job. You need something like this:
http://www.tiletool.net/Floor_Scrapers.asp

If the wood is or gets damaged you may want to fill the holes and the
cracks and smooth the surface before tiling
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PS: Why the xpost to architecture? There is nothing architectural in
vinil tiles...
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Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. *Around the
edges, it was glued down.


There's residual glue when the flooring came up. *I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. *I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.


TIA


Pat.


Leaving the *glue equals doing a poor job. You need something like this:
*http://www.tiletool.net/Floor_Scrapers.asp

If the wood is or gets damaged you may want to fill the holes *and the
cracks and smooth the surface before tiling
.
PS: Why the xpost to architecture? There is nothing architectural in
vinil tiles...


They know a thing or two about construction and such.
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On Nov 2, 8:38*pm, Nate Nagel wrote:
Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. *Around the
edges, it was glued down.


There's residual glue when the flooring came up. *I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. *I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.


TIA


Pat.


I'd get as much up as I could. *How hard is the glue and could you just
scrape or sand it off?

nate

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It's not rigid. It's like a super-adhesive rubber cement.


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Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. *Around the
edges, it was glued down.


There's residual glue when the flooring came up. *I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. *I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.


TIA


Pat.


I'd get as much up as I could. *How hard is the glue and could you just
scrape or sand it off?


nate


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It's not rigid. *It's like a super-adhesive rubber cement.


It won't be easy to get up if you can get it up at all.
Lowes has a **** scraper, as big as a shovel but just a big ol piece
of flat steel, you can sharpen and edge on it.
More than lilely it will tear up the surface of the wood.
Screw 3/8" plywood down, putty the seams, let dry for a couple days,
sand the seams with a belt sander.
Don't use stick ons, get the rolled stuff at Lowes - buy it a little
bigger than you need.
Remove the baseborad, install the roll - trim to fit, reinstall the
baseboard.
If this is a rental property you'll thank me.
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On Nov 2, 8:38*pm, Nate Nagel wrote:


Pat wrote:
I just ripped up some one old one-piece vinyl flooring. *Around the
edges, it was glued down.


There's residual glue when the flooring came up. *I'm going to put
down self-stick 12x12 squares. *I was just wondering if anyone knew if
the glue would cause any problems of if I should go get some glue
remover and take it down to the wood.


TIA


Pat.


I'd get as much up as I could. *How hard is the glue and could you just
scrape or sand it off?


nate


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It's not rigid. *It's like a super-adhesive rubber cement.


It won't be easy to get up if you can get it up at all.
Lowes has a **** scraper, as big as a shovel but just a big ol piece
of flat steel, you can sharpen and edge on it.
More than lilely it will tear up the surface of the wood.
Screw 3/8" plywood down, putty the seams, let dry for a couple days,
sand the seams with a belt sander.
Don't use stick ons, get the rolled stuff at Lowes - buy it a little
bigger than you need.
Remove the baseborad, install the roll - trim to fit, reinstall the
baseboard.
If this is a rental property you'll thank me.


I found this stuff called "Goo Off" or "Goop Off" or something like
that. It came in a gallon can for about $30. I bought a little spray
bottle for about a buck. I sprayed that stuff on and the glue just
came off using a sheetrock trowel. It was a little fumie but it was
okay. Like most things, it was pretty easy once you found the right
solution.
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