DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Seal or Remove Bitumen Adhesive?

Postby Jawilba » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:19 pm

I'm in the process of renovating my house. it a 1950's ex council house.

It had some thin vinyl tiles stuck down with what looks to be bitumen adhesive. It is less than 0.5mm thick and won't come off.

I was hoping to put down either a solid wood parquet floor throughout or a mix of parquet and slate tiles.

I understand there could be asbestos in this so don't want to sand/grind it up and do want to use harsh chemicals so was wondering if I could just lay the floor on top. Could I just use adhesive on top as is or possible seal the floor before laying as normal?

Any advice would be useful.

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:21 pm


Simply Build It

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics