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Removing vinyl floor tiles - help!

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by pooshoes, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. pooshoes

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    Hi

    Can anyone help me. I'm in the throws of stripping out my kitchen to fit a brand spanking new one that I've been saving up for for 5 years (and so I want to do a good job).

    Anyway, I want ceramic floor tiles (did this in my bathroom on wooden and ply and it looks amazing if I do say so myself). Started pulling up the nasty old vinyl floor tiles which is harder than i thought only to reveal more vinyl floor tiles.

    Firstly, I assume both layers must be pulled up before I can tile (and thus tile directly onto a concrete floor)?
    Secondly, if this is the case, any tips on how to get them off?

    Thanks

    Vickie
     
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    either a lot of patience and elbow grease or you could go to your local hire shop and hire out a small breaker, only about £20 a day or £40 for the week, and yes get them all up.
     
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    patience and elbow grease it is then, thanks. 3 hours on and I'm about one eighth of my way through :cry:
     
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    I did mine with an electric paint stripper and a wall paper scrapper. They came off pretty easy. Then I put on self leveling cement. Job done!
     
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    hire shop!!!!!
     
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