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Old 05-04-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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got my saw now want to lay tile in bath

hey guys i had to change my user name ?because swithed to dsl but im still dwayne but i use duie now instead. well i put my new felker saw together what a nice saw my question is in my bath room i have (anolium?)its not curling up i just want to lay tile over it for experience its messurement is 4by8 aprox what is a good floor tile ,grout,thinset any info is helpfull thanks guys.
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Old 05-04-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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I'd not lay over the sheet vinyl; there's no telling what might or might not be under it either. You're better off tearing it out along with any associated underlayment (luan, etc.). Since it is experience you are after, it will be "an experience." If the subfloor is adequate you are ready to start your prep and go for it.

The real reason is to not form bad habits from the get go. Laying tile over vinyl isn't a great habit to get into. Though this is for yourself, make sure it is something you can point to with pride for years to come.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:25 PM   #3
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Great advice Art!
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:55 AM   #4
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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thanks

under the vynal is the concrete slab what would be the best way to remove it?thanks for you guys reply's
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I use a long-handled, heavy floor scraper that has a blade that can be resharpened.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:04 PM   #7
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I will only go over vinyl in 2 cases

1. its on a wood subfloor that is solid use the vinyl as a membrane that way.


2. Make them sign the funeral notice for the floor. Tile and plastic do not stick to well. At least from what I have seen or torn up.
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