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Removing Mastic

Posted by Robert Pecquet on January 20th, 2003 09:55 AM
In reply to Flooring ... by Jay J on November 29th, 1999 09:48 AM [Go to top of thread]

I had ceramic floor tiles installed in my home. Recently about a dozen tiles popped up, with the mortar still stuck to the back of the tile. Prior to installing these tiles I had removed old vinyl/asbestos floor tiles by scraping them up. A black film (the old mastic used to install the original tiles) remains on the concrete slab and I suspect that this film combined with seasonal temperature changes has caused the mortar holding the new ceramic tiles to loosen. What can I do to prevent this from happening in the future?

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