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Unread 10-17-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Removing linoleum from tile

Hi All,

I have a nice (I can see part of it) tiled bathroom from 1936. The tile I can see looks to be in good shape, so I would like to uncover all of it. Unfortunately it is covered by linoleum squares, it is stuck on with a dark brown (brittle) adhesive. Some spots were very loose, so I was able to get them off with a putty knife. Now it is very slow going. Any way to speed up the process? I thought about using an iron to heat up the surface, is that ridiculous? Any suggestions eagerly awaitied.

Thanks in advance and Cheers.


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Unread 10-17-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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HD has a 4 inch wide razor blade scraper that might help you out, they keep it in the paint dept. Get a few extra blades and be careful. I would want to rough up the old tile and use flexbond to stick the new tiles with. Are there any cracks in the tile floor? Wonder if that stuff has asbestos in it? How long has the linoleum been down? I can't say about the iron.

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