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Levelling floor for vinyl after removing floor tiles thats left thick adhesive

Postby Guster » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:21 am

I have removed some seriously ugly and thick floor tiles for my kitchen - area 4metres by 9 metres. This has left the adhesive behind in 'blobs' with multiple holes etc.

I want to put down vinyl and need to level the floor, the current situation leaves me with level changes of 5mm plus and the vinyl fitter have said their standard screed can only deal with about 3mm.

What should I use to get a reasonable level floor for the standard screed to go on top of?

Digging the adhesive of using an SDS chisel is very time comsuming and is damaging the concrete floor underneath

Ideas please!
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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:50 pm

you can cover the adhesive with a self level compound, it will give you a solid, level floor
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