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Posted by KD on May 1st, 2000 11:06 AM
In reply to Sheet;Vinyl type flooring,"REMOVAL" by Mike Hyland on April 29th, 2000 02:28 PM [Go to top of thread]

You didn't say what type sub-floor you installed over (plywood,concrete,partical-board,luan,etc.) but if it's anything but concrete there is no reason to remove your existing vinyl. On a suspended sub-floor you will need to install a cement backer board(wonderboard,hardibacker,etc.) before installing your ceramic tile. If you installed your vinyl over concrete then you should cut the vinyl into 4" strips and start pulling. Whatever backing is left on the floor can be scraped off with a hand-scraper( be sure to have a pair of gloves and lots of new scraper blades)- or if the vinyl is glued down very, very securely you can use a latex additive in the thin-set and install the ceramic right over the vinyl. Remember your new floor is only as solid as the sub-floor it is installed over- when in doubt remove to or repair the sub-floor. Good-luck KD

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