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athlonoc

Hi all,

I've just been tasked with helping out my neighbour after they heard I had tiled a few floors in my time but have come up against a dilemma.

As I started to take off what was deemed to be a single layer of vinyl there was another beneath it. This bottom piece of vinyl has been applied to the concrete base with what looks like either a 1 to 2mm layer of floor adhesive similar to tiling adhesive or a thin skim of concrete.

Which ever it is it's taking an eternity to remove. I can remove a an inch or two square at a time by using a bolster to hack away at it. The space to be removed will at this rate take at least 3 to 4 days.

2 main questions are:-

1) is there an easy way to remove this vinyl floor other than hammer and bolster? I have tried as someone suggested using a wood plainer but that proved pretty useless not forgetting the possibility of messing it up.

2) or the preferred option of tiling on top of this non porous surface with a specific porcelain tile adhesive. There is no give in this vinyl, it's stuck 100% across the floor and is totally and gap free.

I'd rather not buy ply or concrete screed the floor.

Thanks everyone and hope someone can help or offer a way forward.

Regards

Lee
 
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if its that stable id tile over it with flexi rapid ...4mm coat on the floor back butter the tiles should be sound
 
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You could Stanley knife the vinyl into strips which helps with removal...
 
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StevieBoy

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Yes, I would cut it into strips as white beam suggested.

Also, if you buy one of those heavy duty scrapers, either a Harris or one from trade tiler where they have the blades in them sharp like a Stanley knife that should get it up no probs

Better safe than sorry.
 
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athlonoc

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Brill, thanks for the answers. I'll try everything as mentioned as personally it makes sense to remove. Trying to keep my costs down for the neighbour.

Regards

Lee
 
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p4ulo

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On a separate thread its been suggested you "could" bond a movement matting to it (schluter for example) using some kind of adhesive, then tile onto that?
@AliGage - what would you recommend?
 

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