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Unread 09-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Basement bathroom

Quick background...
roughly 25 sq. ft. room. Wanting to put down a glazed cermaic 12x12 tile. Vinyl on concrete.
1. Removed vinyl and as much of the glue that was on it with a blade.
2. Some waves in floor. Very minimal. But still not flat.
3. The conrete seems to have some kind of seal on it...it is very smooth. The house is only 10 years old so I think it might be sealed.

Any real test that I could do to know whether or not it has a seal?

Steps needed...
1. Scarifiy the floor...my angle grinder will not work?
2. Use an SLC...never delt with this product before...any help?
3. Roll Redguard....with what type of roller? I tried to find a 3/8 rough nap roller and came up empty. Will Lowes carry this? What would be my next best roller if I cant find one?
4. Set tile with Mapei's Ultraflex2.

Anything that I am missing?
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Unread 09-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Don't start a new thread to repeat a question. Better to bump your old thread if you have to to move it to the top of the page.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks...Thought that I would get more looks this way.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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Eben - will the slab take any water? If you drop some water on it does it absorb or just sit on top?

If it doesn't absorb it has a sealer of some kind on it. You need to remove it - either chemically or mechanically. With only 25sf you can do this with your grinder - use a scarifier or steel brush attachment that can be bought at your local box store. Be sure to wear personal protective equipment - safety glasses, respirator. Also seal the room off & have a box fan in any exterior window to move the dust out or/& use a shop vac to keep things dusted down to a minimum. You can also use products such as Soy Gel to remove this sealer - this will create much less mess & isn't so hard on your eyes or lungs.
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Unread 09-21-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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Sealer is off...I think?

I opend this intending to get more input based on the title. I have another thread ...Carpet Guy chipped tile. I listed some more stuff on that thread. Please read.
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