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  1. kiteboy

    kiteboy Active Member

    Hi all

    Ive take up really old vinyl floor tiles that were here when we moved in (in the kitchen) - god knows how long theyve been there.

    The tile came up ok but left a glue type substance on the the original tile underneath from when the house was built im guessing

    I need to level the floor with a self leveler but not sure what would stick to this hard type glue - its impossible to get off really

    We are then planning to tile directly on the levelled floor

    I have had a look around of whats out there and it looks like the mapei latex 2 part stuff may do it but wanted to check if theres anything better out there really - we only have a very small utility type room to do and at most we need a depth of about 8mm at one end

    Thanks for any advise - first post!
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  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum Kiteboy. :)

    Remove as much of the old black adhesive as you can, by any means possible.
    If you have access to a variable speed grinder and grinding cup this will do it.
    Then you can use Arditex NA over the top.

    Arditex NA
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Welcome, as above a very good bag and bottle rapid setting latex screed that does not require priming
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  4. JordanLincs

    JordanLincs Active Member

    Side question- Is the sticky substance underneath from bitumen? To my knowledge this is the adhesive used to lay vinyl tiles?
  5. kiteboy

    kiteboy Active Member

    Not - sure its not black stuff - more of an old school brown glue type substance
  6. Glynn

    Glynn Company Support

    Prime and Grip then Pro Flow.
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