Home Repair (alt.home.repair) For all homeowners and DIYers with many experienced tradesmen. Solve your toughest home fix-it problems.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old February 4th 04, 01:51 PM
Andrew Sarangan
Posts: n/a
Default Vinyl tile over old glue?

I ripped the old carpet from the kitchen, exposing the plywood
underneath. I want to to install vinyl tiles. The old carpet came off
without any difficulty. There was no foam or padding of any kind
underneath. However, there is still old glue on the plywood. It must
have been applied using one of those grooved spreaders because I can
clearly see the groove lines in the glue. The glue does not appear to
be more than a 1mm thick. However, I am concerned if I can stick the
vinyl tiles directly over it.

Removing the glue would be quite a lengthy project. Sanding did not
work. I tried a carpet glue solvent. It worked (with a lot of hard
scraping), but I am concerned about the side effects. It is highly
flammable and a health hazard, and the whole house smelled for two
days even though I only tested it over a 5 sq.ft.

Question: is it ok to glue the vinyl over the old glue? I am not an
expert in these things, but I imagine that the new glue will flow
within the old grooves and form a flat surface for the tiles to to
bond to.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Tile Glue Dan Home Repair 2 December 28th 03 02:47 PM
Laying Down Vinyl Tile Floor First Time HELP HELP Michael Roback Home Repair 0 September 27th 03 03:59 PM
Vinyl Tile Mess Dawn Home Repair 2 June 30th 03 05:14 AM
Any advancements in vinyl tile removal? Ryan Home Repair 0 June 23rd 03 05:51 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"


Copyright © 2017