solid oak floor on concrete?

30 Apr 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi, I intend to glue a sold oak floor onto my living rooms and dining room floors - after lifting the carpet the floor is tiled with original (1970s) vinyl tiles? they seem really well stuck down - can I just glue straight on top of these and what sort of adhesive would you recommend? :confused:
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I had a similar situ, but I managed to tap off the tiles easy with hammer and chisel, 1 tap and each tile popped out. [Even though they were stuck on 'fast'.]
I then -after thorough cleaning- stuck on 2cm battens with liberal amounts of pva, 35cm apart, got a router out and semi t&g'd the side of each board so they all lock up with an L shape.

laid em down and screwed onto the battens...sanding and sealing to be done when I get over the stress of all that...
No you cant glue to the tiles. You need to uplift them. Easy with large, heavy, sharp scrapper. You then need to lay a self leveling compound and stick the floor to that.

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