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Laying vinyl tiles on concrete floor

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Maggie1, 10 Aug 2017.

  1. Maggie1

    Maggie1

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    Hi
    I have taken up some really old tiles in the hallway which have prob been there since the 60's.
    I want to lay some stone effect self adhesive tiles (B&Q Colours)

    http://www.diy.com/departments/colo...-adhesive-vinyl-tile-102-m-pack/863644_BQ.prd

    There is black yukky glue still stuck to the concrete floor.

    My questions are

    Should I get as much of this glue up as I can or should I leave it there? (I did start this using a heat gun but it's slow and messy almost like tar.)

    The floor is quite level and I have been told I should seal it with a PVA and water mix then lay the tiles on top.
    Is this a good idea?

    There will be a waterproof runner on top of the tiles as I have a dog and don't want to be mopping up wet footprints all the time.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks
     
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  3. jctilingservices

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    realistically if it were me, I would try to get as much of the old adhesive up as possible, then seal the floor maybe with SBR or an equivalent, I would not use PVA ( tilers wont use PVA, maybe floor layers who fit vinyl would, so for me it would be a no no with PVA and water ) how big is the area ? its also possible that you could lay a self levelling screed over the top, then fit your vinyl tiles.

    Remember that PVA is water based, so if you are wanting to use it , I would use it neat, that's if I had no other option but to use PVA,
     
  4. cjard

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    Floor layers wouldn't be using BnQ self adhesive vinyl stickers; they'd be using Karndean. They'd then also be using a dedicated glue which would either be fine to go straight onto concrete or it would have its own primer/sealer
     
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