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  1. Lakey

    Lakey Active Member

    Location:
    Crawley
    Afternoon

    Have a friend who has asked whether it is ok to tile over vinyl tiles.
    From what I can understand they are the 1' square ones commonly used in the 60's with (i'm guessing) the bituminous adhesive.
    Can you use a gritty primer or is it best to take them up?
    If taken up I would obviously advise to scrape up as much as the adhesive as poss but will a gritty primer suffice?

    Many thanks
     
  2. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    You want to check whether they contain any asbestos before your scraping the old tiles up.
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    If there stuck well you can tile over. The asbestos content is tiny I beleive.
     
  4. Lakey

    Lakey Active Member

    Location:
    Crawley
    Cool, what would be the recommended primer?
     
  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Any of the gritty primers, prime plus grip by Tilemaster for me
     
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