Saturday, February 27, 2010

Installing glue down floors, suggest any adhesives or sealers?

do i need a sealer? i used mapei's planipatch for low spots on concrete theres a slight residue when i wipe my hand acress it.

also wood floor adhesives in mind right now are bostics best and roberts 1408 or the cheaper 1407 adhesive. whats the difference? urathane or acrylic urathane?? im perplexed and appreciate any helpInstalling glue down floors, suggest any adhesives or sealers?
it all depends on the type of floor covering. for example if it is a brand name ,like armstrong, mannington ,tarkett or conguleum, it is always recommended to use their own adhesive ,this way you will keep the product warranties from being void. if the new floor is vinyl sheet rolls

or VCT. vinyl composite tile .use of generic glue should work.

most flooring stores or hardware keep a good selection handy

1- for wood floors use Bostic Best

2 -for vinyl sheets use V-31 or

3-for tongue and groove use Tight Bond blue fusion adhesive.

4-for vinyl tile use AD-42 for VCR

5- the cheaper brands for vinyl tile are generally peel and stick glue.

6-finally if is a new laminate flooring, you will

need no glue. as it is assebled by snap and click system like most floating floors.

seam sealants are used for sheet vinyl.make sure to buy the right sealer. for high gloss or low gloss products is important.

and good luck in your project..Installing glue down floors, suggest any adhesives or sealers?
I think Terek covered every thing
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  • How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?

    Just moved into a house that has beautiful stained concrete floors. The previous owners has custom area rugs in a few rooms. They were supposed to remove them, but didn't.

    So the first thing I did was pull up the carpet. It was held down by double-sided adhesive tape, and now the residue is left on the floors.

    I tried a few methods to clean up the adhesive. First, I used gentle household cleaning products, which didn't remove the residue. Then I scrubbed with a scouring pad, which started to remove the stain.

    How can I remove the adhesive tape residue that is still tacky on the floors? I need something that is strong enough to take the residue off but not damage the stain.

    Someone recommended something called ';Goof-off';, and said it might work. I got some, but haven't tried it yet. How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?
    Try lysol spray and or goof off but try in a hidden area because they have solvents thet might pull up stain. Lysol spray works good for tape glue, magic marker etc. put on towel and work slowly till you know how it will work.How to remove adhesive tape residue off stained concrete floors?
    An excellent tape residue remover is eucalyptus oil and usually does not affect painted surfaces. Not sure how much area you have to clean. Try a small patch first and if ok go for it also being a floor area wash with a mild soap and water after as eucalyptus oil can leave a slippery residue.
    Have you tried solvent remover, most diy stores stock it
    WD 40 and a Brillo pad .

    ps goof off is acid base not a good idea .

    How can I get duct tape adhesive off hardwood floors?

    I had for 4 years ran a splitter cable from bedroom tv to living room tv for my cable. The cable company did this telling me to run it under the floor would be $200. So I went with it. To avoid accidents I used clear duct tape and held it down every 12 inches.

    Well yesterday a friend drilled two holes in the floor and ran the cable in the basement took him all of 20 min and no cost to me.

    Now I have sticky adhesive patches on the hard wood floors. The floors are in bad shape and need to be totally refinished but I cannot afford it at this time. Anyone know something that will take off the adhesive but not the finnish?

    Many thanks.

    How can I get duct tape adhesive off hardwood floors?
    Try using some WD40, it's the only think that I know is not very harmful for hard wood floors and the smell goes away quickly so does the stickyness. WD40 works on every surface you can think of. It also removed stains, I know it sounds strange, but trust me it works.How can I get duct tape adhesive off hardwood floors?
    Varsol, Paint Thinner, Acetone, Nail Polish Remover, Methyl Hydrate, WD 40, Gasoline, Goo Gone, Any of those will work. Dip a corner of a rag in any of those and a little elbow grease and you are in business.
    Goof off is great- I used it to get dried paint off of floors..

    Regular goof off stinks but it works great, the orange version is a little weaker but should work for what you want- smell much better.

    Can buy it at any store.

    How do i refinish my hardwood floors? I have oak t & g. Some has old mortar on it and some has adhesive on it.

    the 1x3 oak will stand a lot of abuse, clean %26amp; scrape the adhesive off and use acetone to wipe clean...don't flood it.

    'open the windows or use fan too'!

    the mortor is easly scraped or chipped, but don't gouge the wood deeply. you need the wood neet, as the mortor will rip the paper and the adhesive will clog the paper when sanded.

    you should have greaaat looking wood floor with character once finished. a destressed floor looks better than 'right out of the pkg' stuff.How do i refinish my hardwood floors? I have oak t %26amp; g. Some has old mortar on it and some has adhesive on it.
    you can hire a machine to re-sand and then treat itHow do i refinish my hardwood floors? I have oak t %26amp; g. Some has old mortar on it and some has adhesive on it.
    Make sure you are thru raising children before you do this. Home Depot or Lowes has the equipment to rent,to sand the floors, then use water base poly ( it dries faster) 2 coats min. 4 better.
    30'; wide belt sander, sand it all the way down, polyurethane or tung oil to seal

    Where can I find a european vinyl sheet flooring that comes in 8 ft width's requires no adhesive?

    non glueWhere can I find a european vinyl sheet flooring that comes in 8 ft width's requires no adhesive?
    European flooring come in13' 2'; widths. That's 4 meters. There are US made that are 12' wide and can be installed with out glue. There are a few that come in 6' wide from Canada, but only a few.Where can I find a european vinyl sheet flooring that comes in 8 ft width's requires no adhesive?
    That is really funny that you should ask that. I have about 200+ feat of Euro vinyl lying around in my den! My pep pep has been bugging me to get rid of it, but I don't know where else i could stash it. Email me and I might be able to send you some, free of charge!

    Has anyone ever tried or installed non-adhesive vinyl flooring?

    I want to buy vinyl flooring for my kitchen. When I went to Lowe's they had an armstrong non-adhesive vinyl flooring. Supposedly, you just tape down the vinyl at the seems, in front of entryways, one strip in the middle, and an X under big appliances. No glue adhesive needed. I'm a little worried that this won't work. The flooring man said that the suction cup backing holds the vinyl in place and that it works well. Anyone have any ideas or advice?Has anyone ever tried or installed non-adhesive vinyl flooring?
    I fit this stuff every day. I use a vinyl spray adhesive. (watch out for flammable machinery, like boilers, they can cause fires with the spray adhesive, if your not sure use the double sided tape). I spray the edges only for small areas, but for large areas (over 10 SQM) I spray glue the whole floor (a couple of cans). I would say get a professional in to do it. Look at the back of a local paper and get a few quotes off the local tradesmen. The final look will look much better, and you won't have to wake up every morning looking at your mistakes and wishing you'd spent that 拢60 getting a professional inHas anyone ever tried or installed non-adhesive vinyl flooring?
    It does ';work'; but, I really wouldn't call it a long term solution. If your a little tight for cash right now, go with this, it works. But its life span usually isn't very long (a few years). If you can afford it now or further on down the road get the proper, real tile flooring. It does cost more but the life span and look will last for so much longer.
    Might be better off getting a pro to install it.

    Most of these vinyl's are called perimeter spread. You spread the glue around the perimeter %26amp; the rest is liks a suction. Seems are never a good idea with vinyl, you might want to put the seem together with contace cement %26amp; buy a bottle of seem sealer which you could get at lowes

    Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??

    I inherited my great-grandparents home, with the old laminate flooring to boot, I bought some sticky tiles and was wondering if they'd stick to laminate flooring.....Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??
    They will stick however laminate is a floating floor that will expand and contract with heat and cold and if you have anything but another floating floor on top of it you are gonna have problems.Can you place self-adhesive tile on top of laminate flooring?? Will it adhere well??
    Remember, in any remodeling project, your results are only as good as your preparation.That being said, how good of shape is your granny's linoleum in? Any bubbles, rips, tears or ripples if you get on your hands and knees and look across the floor? When you set a marble on the floor, does it stay in one place, or roll across to the frig? Then there is the wax factor. Have you thoroughly stripped all the accumulated wax, grime and crud on the lino? And then washed and dried the floor afterward? If you've done all of the prep work, the floor is in excellent condition and you insist on using peel and stick floor tile, at least spend the extra few dollars and get the good tile. Not the thinnest cheapest stuff on the shelf. You'll thank me later.
    To do the job the correct way, you always want to remove all old material first. You should remove the old laminate and any old adhesive that will be stuck. Use a scraper to remove this. Once all is removed, you should give it a good clean, (If you were to install the new flooring before taking the old one out, in time your new flooring will start to peel off and you don't want that) then it's time to start putting down your new flooring. This will take you more time but the end result will be worth it. It will last longer this way! Hope this helps, good luck!
    My in-laws did it about 6 months ago and the corners are already rolling up.
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  • What adhesive do you use to glue down parquet flooring?

    Any type of a All Weather Construction Adhesive works the best that way you will get a moister resistance barrier as well.

    Liquid Nails

    Ace Brand is very good and reasonably priced

    Lock Tite makes one also

    Good LuckWhat adhesive do you use to glue down parquet flooring?
    The suppliers of the parquet would be the people to see.

    I laid my own block parquet and bought a 20 litre drum of adhesive specifically for parquet floors. It is applied with a notched trowel laying no more than a square meter at a time or the adhesive starts to go off. Start in the center of the room and work outwards.

    I'm in Australia but I'm certain you can get it where you are.

    Good luck.What adhesive do you use to glue down parquet flooring?
    Liquid Nails will do a great job ad hearing to parquet flooring. They have a product just for that purpose. Try it, you will like it !

    A sanding belt that will remove tile adhesive off of wood flooring?

    try just hot soapy water first.use a soft scrub brush.A sanding belt that will remove tile adhesive off of wood flooring?
    50 or 80 grittA sanding belt that will remove tile adhesive off of wood flooring?
    I believe that 30 or 40 grain is about the lowest you can go. It also depends on if the adhesive is hard or pliable.

    What's the best way to remove adhesive from concrete floors?

    I dont know how much adhesive you are talking about but ';Goo B Gone'; is a great product that comes in liquid or spray gel and it removes anything sticky! You can also use brake cleaner to remove adhesive. If you have a large spot on the concrete go to Home Depot and buy some concrete paint and just pain over it. The paint has a sealer that will cover the adhesive and protect it from future messes as it seals the concrete underneath.

    A difference of 1/8'; b/w thickness of my ceramic tile and oak flooring. Will the adhesive for tile .......?

    Will the adhesive that will bond the tile to sub-flooring make that difference up thus raising the two flooring types to an even level? Will I need to apply leveling compound to make the 1/8'; difference up before working the actual tile? 1/8'; is not much but it will cause a problem with the T-moulding for the threshold between the two flooring units.A difference of 1/8'; b/w thickness of my ceramic tile and oak flooring. Will the adhesive for tile .......?
    The adhesive will work to build up the tiles but you ll have either a row of slanted tiles or you ll have to ';build up'; the whole tile floor.

    The tee mold may make up the difference but as suggested, cut a scrap pc and cut the leg off the tee mold and let act as a flat pc of trim that will span both floors. You may be able to trim off the back side on 1/2 of the of the ';legless'; tee mold and let it act as a reducer type transition.. With out actually seeing it, its hard to tell exactly what to do.

    I wouldn t do leveling compound unless you did it to the whole floor before any subflooring is installed

    You could compromise also. You could slightly build up the tiles so the tee mold will conform better.

    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check out my qualifications there. GLA difference of 1/8'; b/w thickness of my ceramic tile and oak flooring. Will the adhesive for tile .......?
    The tile setting mortar that you should be using will make up the difference between the surfaces, if not set it slightly higher. On a floor installation application you should only be using a mortar based product no other type of ';adhesive';. The T molding should make up a slight variation in height between the two upon completion.
    Better if both surfaces are level. If you are talking about a door entry way, the T-molding may conform to the 1/8'; difference. Cut the t-mold to length, then use the scrap piece in spot to see how it lays. This may work without leveling the floors.
    I am not a professional but we had same problem. We installed a whole downstairs, except for the bathrooms, of wide plank Brazilian Walnut that was unfinished w/ ZERO thresholds available. We figured we'd be able to find a pre-made one in some similar wood like cherry and color and stain it to match. Well, because of the approx. 1/8'; difference in the tile in the master bath, none of the ones in any store fit. We finally went to a mill-works shop and took them a plank of our wood. They just made it to our exact specs and made it not only work w/ the 1/8'; difference in transition height but made it work beautifully with a lovely slope so no tripping at all. Now, this was about $60 per strip but that was only because Brazilian cherry is way up there on the hardness scale- harder than oak and is difficult to work with and it was 3/4'; solid wood, plus it was unfinished. They said they do it to any threshold customers bring in -they just reroute the underside. Look in your phone book under mill works, woodworking, etc. PS we were told that leveling the whole floor would be quote ';insane';. Also, we just put the same wood upstairs only in prefinished, except for in the bathrooms. We are getting ready to tile those bathrooms. Since we will have the same problem, except that we are able to find premade store pieces that match the wood for the thresholds, my husband played around and is able to just hand chisel out the back of the T to make it work. Using a thinner width T mold , and if you search you can get it in different thicknesses, it is really not that noticeable. No one sees the back side anyway. I am VERY picky and am pleased with the way it will look.

    What is a fast drying adhesive for rubber tile flooring?

    GLUE?What is a fast drying adhesive for rubber tile flooring?
    mastic my husband is a tile man he said mastic glueWhat is a fast drying adhesive for rubber tile flooring?
    Whether you use ';self stick'; or not, I've always used ';Henry's'; glue No.5 from Home Depot. This can be used on any surface and always worked good for me.
    Rubber tile? Definitely DONT use mastic. Any thin spread tile adhesive should do (Henry's definitely makes a good one), but check with the manufacturer of the tile for their recommendations on adhesive. If you don't use the glue that the manufacturer calls for, it may void your warranty.
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  • Laying solid wood flooring with adhesive?

    u can install hardwood with an adhesive, but i recommend that u use what the manufacture suggest so as not to void the warranty...if u didnt buy it from a company and u got it as raw wood then i would check with installers and ask them what they suggest......

    lic. gen. contractorLaying solid wood flooring with adhesive?
    it will not work... try another type of adhesive... a stronger oneLaying solid wood flooring with adhesive?
    I wouldn't recommend it. Maybe you should fully explain what your intentions are. The wood will expand and contract slightly with the climate and will eventually buckle.
    No, It should be nailed down only.
    Sounds painful!!
    Bruces (expensive but the best by far) and a tiling trowel. There is no better product. Set the first board perfect and let it sit for a while to go off, that way you can smack the others up tight without it moving.

    Just read a couple of others after submitting. if you buy good quality oak or similar and leave it in the room it will stay in for 4-5 weeks prior to laying it down it will not move. Bruces glue will stick it forever
    If you staple it down, adhesive is over kill. areas where a nail gun is used,adhesive is good idea. Just make darn sure those boards are squeezed tightly together. Tightly together cannot be over emphasized. Not squeezing tightly will result in squeeks %26amp; creecks. Good luck.
    depends what you are covering wood to wood use nails (hidden nail method)shoot the nails through the groove... wood to concrete there is a special adheasive made for it refer to the seller or manufacturer
    I'm with Boff1982

    Use the click and fix stuff,it's much easier to install and you can always remove it if u need to access under the floor.Suggest you number the board( underneath) I had to remove mine from a bedroom a few months ago to fix a electrical fault .Took an hour to remove them and about a day to put them back...

    Don't forget to put down the underlay..

    But I f u insist on using Adhesive go to a specialist company that can supply the wood flooring as some companies might require u have to use their proprietry adhesive and there underlay

    Good luck
    not adhesive, caulk or glue. try liquid nails.
    Trust me don't do it ,,,it will buckle and fail when it draws moister
    what about it ?
    Not a good idea.

    Solid wood moves, just look at the gaps in an old floor. A pine floor can shrink an inch in 100, that'll just rip out the glue. Oak and beech also moves but not as much, but it'll stick rip your glue.

    You need to nail it down, through the toungue ( oww ) if its T%26amp;G. It move a bit but , hey, thats a natural floor for you !

    Blocks, such as parquet, do not need sticking down, they just sit on the floor.
    it will take forever id reccommend you get the click stuff.
    stuff using the glue together stuff buy the clic system flooring loads less hassle

    Can I install vinyl flooring tiles on top of formica? Will it bond or do I need a certain type of adhesive?

    Are we talking Formica Laminate Flooring or Countertops? Flooring, absolutely not. That would have to come up. Underlayment would need to be installed first if you're on a subfloor. I wouldn't recommended that you install anything to countertops either although I'm sure it would hold if you used a good acrylic based adhesive and maybe roughed up the surface first with acetone. Just remember, once you put that first glob of adhesive on, there's no going back. Good luck.Can I install vinyl flooring tiles on top of formica? Will it bond or do I need a certain type of adhesive?
    Do yourself a favor, spend the extra money for linoleum. Those stick on tiles are only cheaper the first time around. The linoleum will easily out-last it by 7 or 8 times. So, by the time you buy the stick-ons 7 or 8 times, you could've saved money by getting linoleum to start with.

    If you're referring to good quality CVT then the answer is absolutely not. You'll need to go down to the wood or concrete for that.Can I install vinyl flooring tiles on top of formica? Will it bond or do I need a certain type of adhesive?
    Yes you can, but there are a couple of things that you need to do first. First you need to make sure that that floor is really clean. Then you need to use an embossing leveler, you can buy it at Lowe's, Home Depot, or any other flooring store. This will make sure that the floor is smooth and level. After this dries, I think that it has a curing time of about 36 hours, you will need to apply your adhesive. There are a couple of really good brands out there one is Dap. Any other questions you can ask the flooring associate at which ever store that you purchase the products from.
    I would sand the Formica first....if you are using stander vinyl then you need to use adhesive not expensive you can get a 5 gallon bucket for about 20 dollars...if you are using self stick tiles....don't!!!! it will look good for a bit but they always come up...spend a lil extra and it will turn out ten times better
    I have done this and I always use a flooring adhesive even though the vinyl floor tiles might be peel-n-stick. Don't over do it or the glue with squeeze up through the tile cracks.
    first of all you will need to key the surface with rough sandpaper, use the glue which is recommended for sticking down Formica
    Assuming the tile is self adhesive...they should as long as the surface is clean and dry. You can buy flooring adhesive and use it too depending how much traffic that area gets I would suggest using the adhesive along with the tile. It will bond without any exta adhesive, but after a while the edges may start to come up. Good Luck!

    Need help with adhesive removal from hard wood floors.?

    Just taken up old linoleum tiles and the adhesive is being a booger to get up. I am not worried about staining the floors underneath since I will be sanding them. The last section of floor I did I tried to just sand the adhesive off and it came out horrible. The dust from the sanding settled on some of the other adhesive and stuck. Just looking for the best possible way, chemical or not.Need help with adhesive removal from hard wood floors.?
    try wd-40 wd-40 is basicly fish oil. It reacts with all types of petrolium products. most adhesives have petrolium base. either way it can not hurt the wood below. spray or pour it on and use a putty nife to loosen up the dried adhesive.Need help with adhesive removal from hard wood floors.?
    I just did a job removing ';vinyl'; flooring that was glued to a concrete floor. I used a sander. Later, I realized that I should have tried pouring a bunch of Goof Off on it and then scraping it up with a putty knife. Goof Off removes paint, glue, caulk, etc... Goo B Gone is the same stuff. It's a very strong solvent and will definitely loosen the glue and allow it to be scraped up. I don't know if that's what a pro would do, but that's what I'd do. Maybe they'd use a huge floor sander; I dunno. Goof Off will work. Good luck.
    We have done this before and it was a major nightmare. I have used mineral oil,letting it soak, rubbing alcohol, that tends to cut the stickiness,and DW40. It smells,but really did the job. Lots of elbow grease to be sure. Sometimes it depends on how porous the wood in your floor is to determine what will work the best. Good luck!

    Does anyone know where i can find self-adhesive laminate wood flooring???

    Home Depot or Lowe'sDoes anyone know where i can find self-adhesive laminate wood flooring???
    have you looked at your lumber yards, like Home Depot or Lowes, maybe a Wal-Mart super centerDoes anyone know where i can find self-adhesive laminate wood flooring???
    I was under the impression that laminate flooring was supposed to ';float'; over the old floor and NOT be glued down. It has to do with expansion and shrinkage. If you glue it down it will bulge when it is humid and have cracks when it is dry. That will destroy the floor.
    I went to Sams Club and got mine. One of the cheapest places I found. It was like $25- $35 a box. According which style, color,ect. you get
    You can try Home Depot, Lowe's, or any other home improvement store.

    I hope this helps.
    two words...hardware store

    What could I use to remove the sticky adhesive from the back of an old carpet pad? Hardwood floors underneath

    The adhesive is stuck on the hardwood floors...What could I use to remove the sticky adhesive from the back of an old carpet pad? Hardwood floors underneath
    YOu didn;t say how many square feet of flooring is involved. For a small amount, the methods others have posted would be OK.

    For say 120SF, you can buy acetone and have it removed. You must have very good ventilation to use this as the fumes build up. I just completed 5000SF of flooring that way last month. We tried many different products and that ended up working the best.

    Lots of rags and acetone was the best for us.

    You'll still need to refinish the wood floor no matter how you remove it... It will be a mess. But refinishing is pretty easy. We did it ourselves.

    Good luck.What could I use to remove the sticky adhesive from the back of an old carpet pad? Hardwood floors underneath
    Thank You all very much for your answers....

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    I think we might try the Mineral Spirits.... but, Thank you all again....

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    spray a bit of WD-40 (won't harm floor) and gently scrape with a putty knife wiping up excess as you go. It will be a slow process, but have faith
    Isopropyl Alcohol is a good adhesive remover
    Sand it. You'll need to sand it to refinish it anyway.
    Mineral spirits period. Acetone will remove the finish as well as lacquer thinner.
    First go to a hardward store, Im sure they can find something to remove the adhesive without damageing the carpet. What about the stuff that removers stickers from your newly pots and pans. And orange citrus base product. Check out Simply Green?? Not sure on that one. Good luck
    It will come off the floor easier than it will the carpet. I would just cover the sticky on the rug with masking tape and leave it. Find some kind of Goo be Gone for the floor. m
    The easiest way to remove any adhesive is with lighter fluid. That stuff will take the sticky off a glue stick.

    Take a paper towel and soak it with lighter fluid. Then hold it over a sticky spot and let it sit for a moment. Then remove it after a minute and take a sponge or a scrub brush to it. Gasoline also works well. (Note to self, don't light it on fire!!!! LOL)

    Worst case scenario, Goo gone or WD40 are great too.
    Goo B Gone

    Asbestos Flooring Adhesive?

    I鈥檓 helping a friend with some work on a new condo she just bought. It was built in 1979, and the existing flooring is parquet that we鈥檝e started to remove. We are assuming it was the original flooring because it is consistent with other units in the same complex.

    I am a contractor by profession, and I should have thought about this earlier, but what are the chances the adhesive used contains asbestos? It is grayish green in color. It is still firm. It does not appear to have broken down at all. A home inspection was conducted prior to the purchase, and it wasn鈥檛 noted. Also, since this flooring seems to be consistent amongst the original units, if there was a hazardous material issue, I鈥檓 sure the condo association would have notified tenants and included that information in the condo documents.

    Obviously, there is no way to confirm with any degree of certainty without testing, and at this point, it鈥檚 a little late, but does anyone feel there should be a concern?

    Thanks.Asbestos Flooring Adhesive?
    I dont think they used asbestos in the adhesive, only the tiles were made with asbestos. but I guess it is a bit late now. why not wet it down as you scrape it off.Asbestos Flooring Adhesive?
    Adhesive ,s do not contain asbestos . its all chemical,

    even if it did, it is not fryable, [powder] so have at it, ya sprinkle it with water to keep the dust down,
    Contrary to info in other posts, some flooring adhesives did contain asbestos. Asbestos was used in a wide variety of household products until it became clear that the tiny fibers are dangerous when inhaled in high concentrations. Asbestos fibers remain in the body and as they accumulate, various diseases may result. Asbestos fibers do not pose a health risk until they get airborne. Once airborne, however, there is no level of exposure that's considered safe. Here's a general guide to what you should know about asbestos:鈥?/a>

    According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, many asbestos-containing building materials were readily available in the 70s. Unfortunately, you can鈥檛 tell whether a material contains asbestos unless you have samples tested in a certified lab. The fact that a home inspection didn't address the adhesive isn't surprising--how would they know without removing flooring and testing the adhesive? And I wouldn't rely on the condo association to notify tenants. They may not know, or they may not want to alarm people because the adhesive wouldn't be a health hazard unless disturbed.

    So I guess you'd have to consider that asbestos adhesive is a possibility. What you do next is a judgement call. Testing would be the safest approach. If testing reveals no asbestos, you're good to go. If it reveals asbestos, your state regulations come into play. Some states require removal of asbestos-containing materials by certified asbestos mitigation contractors. Some don't.

    For further info, a link to a helpful EPA publicaiton is below.
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  • Have you heard of a flexible ceramic tile adhesive that allows you to lay kitchen tiles on to floor with some ?

    we have taken up the ceramic tiles from the kitchen floor and it has left this black stuff,

    when i got a quote from the man who can lay the tiles he said that he can use this flexible adhesive and he can just lay the tiles straight on to the black glue that is still there

    any way the quote he gave is just way too expensive

    but now i am wondering if i can just lay these tiles on my own and use this special adhesive so i dont need to lay a cement floor over to create a base

    have you heard of this

    thanks for your help

    xxx viciHave you heard of a flexible ceramic tile adhesive that allows you to lay kitchen tiles on to floor with some ?
    Well I ll go by the gentleman's assessment and assume the under layment is ok to go over.. W/O know whats there I m going off what he says. I d like to know what this black stuff is.In 20 years I ve never seen a black ceramic adhesive. Dark grey possible? Any way the only adhesive I d say to use is a thin set mortar that has a strong latex or polymer base. These are considered ';flexible'; but people take that out of context. There is a certain movement they allow but it is minute.Any questions you can go thru my avatar and e mail me and check out my qualifications. GLHave you heard of a flexible ceramic tile adhesive that allows you to lay kitchen tiles on to floor with some ?
    The safest bet is to buy concrete backerboard, its one half inch thick and comes in 4/8 or smaller sheets, you attach it to the floor with screws. Only problem might be is that it raises your floor. Adhesive to adhesive is not good, adhesive from tile to concrete is ideal. You can easily cut the backboard with a razor knife and then breaking the bond and cutting the mesh.
    Are you sure that you took up Ceramic tile? It sounds more like the Asphalt emulsion adhesive generally called Cutback adhesive. Cutback was generally used to adhere Vinyl and Asbestos tiles. Cutback can have asbestos in it as well, so be cautious. Cutback will generally be a thin layer about 1/16'; thick with trowel marks showing lines of adhesive about 1/16'; thick and 1/16'; apart. It is very dark brown to black in color and will usually remain tacky. There are very few other adhesives that will bond well to cutback, it literally eats them up. All that can be done is to cover it up with new underlayment-grade-plywood. Or you can scrape up the adhesive until there are only traces of it left, and then float over it with a portland cement-based patching compound like Dap's Webcrete 95. Then the regular flooring adhesives can be used over that.

    As far as ceramic goes, be sure to use a good grade of ceramic mortar over suitable underlayment (like Hardibacker). Ceramic mastic is better in lighter use areas like counters and walls. Its bond generally gets weaker over time where mortar gets stronger.

    I strongly suggest that you contact a reliable flooring specialty retailer in your area. They have the expertise and answers usually far beyond the box stores.

    Are there any adhesives to bind vinyl to aluminum? Redoing floor in our boat and side rails. Thanks.?

    There are areas in our boat that we need to bind the vinyl directly to the aluminum rather than to the wooden floor board.Are there any adhesives to bind vinyl to aluminum? Redoing floor in our boat and side rails. Thanks.?
    Try using good old 3M contact cement. Rough up the surface of the aluminum with scotchbrite, and then clean with acetone, just before you apply the adhesive.Are there any adhesives to bind vinyl to aluminum? Redoing floor in our boat and side rails. Thanks.?
    Use 3M 5200, as it is the standard for marine adhesives. Alternatives include Ashland's Pliobond. Either will work well.
    Look in the flooring section at Home Depot (or similar). Buy the flooring adhesive recommended for outdoor use. It is usually the most expensive (not bad at all though). It will bond to almost any substrate.
    try 3M spray adhesive for about 8 dollars a can will stick to almost any thing. I used it on my 18 ft mark Twain upholstery. and carpet .

    Can sheet vinyl flooring be PROPERLY installed without adhesive?

    I recently purchased a home that had been involved in a fire restoration. As part of the restoration, the kitchen %26amp; foyer floor was laid w/ new vinyl flooring. However, there is a noticable ';buckle'; in the vinyl that runs the length of the kitchen floor %26amp; is about 10'; wide. Same story in the foyer. I also noticed the entire perimeter of the floor was caulked around the baseboards. I decided to pull back the vinyl in the foyer %26amp; discovered that there was little to NO adhesive; rather, the new vinyl was attached directly to the old linoleum floor with double sided sticky tape (looks like that clear packing tape)!! I was stunned...all of the other homes that we have installed vinyl in had new plywood subfloors installed %26amp; the vinyl laid over that with adhesive.

    When I contacted the restoration company to complain, they told me it buckled because the house had been vacant %26amp; I just needed to walk on it %26amp; it would adhere. I think it's substandard work %26amp; insurance fraud. Comments?Can sheet vinyl flooring be PROPERLY installed without adhesive?
    There are some ';loose-lay'; vinyl floors that are designed to be installed without adhesive. If your floor has a white foam or hard slippery backing it may one of these. When installing loose-lay, the tape you mentioned should be installed only in doorways, along seams, and underneath appliances. Also it should have a 1/4'; gap around the perimeter so that the contraction of your walls in the wintertime does not cause the floor to wrinkle. If the floor has a grey felt back it must be glued. And this means the entire surface. Vinyl can also be acceptably installed over old vinyl but the old must be prepped with cementatious floor patch to prevent the pattern of the old floor from showing. Definitely sounds like bad work.Can sheet vinyl flooring be PROPERLY installed without adhesive?
    Just to be sure, contact the manufacturer of the flooring. Its funny because we were just talking earlier today about something similar to yours. I dont know if its proper or not but I would have to say its not good. You cant use it and plan on moving major appliances around, the floor wont take the wear.
    It has been several years since my new homes or remodeled homes used sheet vinyl, but I do recall one product that was adhered along the perimeter. Besides that one possibility, I am not aware of any sheet goods that do not require comprehensive adhesion. I think that I'd definitely investigate further into the matter.
    Going over the old is not quality. Usually 1/4 luann is laid down then glued to that.

    Adhesive should always be used.

    I would guess it's fraud if they told the ins. co. that they did the work but didn't do it at all. Other than that, In my opinion, it's just sub standard workmanship and fightable

    Botton line, if it buckles due to their installation, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE
    of course it can..i`ve laid a couple of them without the adhesive..that`s just an added cost..i mean really..if properly measured ..where`s it gonna` go??
    Vinyl flooring is sometimes laid over thin carpet padding. However, I would say the old vinyl should have been removed prior to installing new vinyl and it should not be buckled in the middle. It was probably buckled the day they laid it.
    I agree with you 100%. Thats substandard work. That project cannot be done without the use of some type of adhesive. I would take action.

    Can you use vinyl sheet flooring to redo a shower wall? What kind of adhesive to use over ceramic tiles?

    Sure...........and you could probably use a cove base adhesive. It's drying time is slow so you would be able to move your flooring product around a little before it sets. You could probably put a couple of temporary finish nails along the top edge just to hold it from sagging, and just roll it with a J roller a little to keep it sticking. Good luck.Can you use vinyl sheet flooring to redo a shower wall? What kind of adhesive to use over ceramic tiles?
    Vinyl sheet flooring as the name implies is for floors and cannot be made suitable for wall use.If you have ceramic tile you would be better off have it coated a different color by an experienced company. This process will clean the existing tile and they will then use an epoxy type coating to finish it. Another option is to remove the tile and replace it with what ever you want, this will involve a lot of tearing out and wall repair.Since you did not mention the condition of the existing tile I can not offer much more at this time.Can you use vinyl sheet flooring to redo a shower wall? What kind of adhesive to use over ceramic tiles?
    You have to remove the damage tiles before you can use vinyl sheet. No adhesive will stick to ceramic tile, there is a modified thinset mortar that will stick to ceramic tile. It sells for around 35 dollars a bag. The source site will give you instructions how to install the vinyl sheet.
    Check with a kitchen, bath and tile store.

    There you will be able to review a large variety of materials that can be used for your shower wall and whether vinyl is an viable option.

    Whichever you select you will want to install green board as the backer for your moisture barrier.
    That is a trashy idea that will look terrible and not last very long. You can remove the tiles from the shower wall and cover it with a shower and bath-tub liner or replace the tile completely.
    vinyl flooring has a paper backing which with a bit of water makes a great environment for mold and it would look can get fake tile board that can be glued up and silicone all the joints would look better and be better for your health
    Sure! Get some mastic and hang it like shingles starting at the bottom so water won't get under it.

    Sounds like a fantastic and lovely look.

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    How do i remove ';spots'; made from polyurethane adhesive from the surface of Bamboo flooring?

    Just layed bamboo flooring over radiant heat concrete with polyurethane adhesive. I have tried Mineral Spirits with no success.

    ThanksHow do i remove ';spots'; made from polyurethane adhesive from the surface of Bamboo flooring?
    There is a good product called GooGone. You can find it just about anywhere, WalMart. I've use it all the time to remove the adhesive that is left over when remove a sticker on something I bought.How do i remove ';spots'; made from polyurethane adhesive from the surface of Bamboo flooring?
    My first try would be to use one of the Mr. Clean Magic erasers. Those things are great. I've used them for anything from getting stains out of clothes to cleaning the shower. They work great on cleaning almost anything and you don't have the chance of discoloring your floor as you might with other cleaners. Good luck!

    How do you get adhesive off of wood flooring after tile is removed?

    If you are talking about a small area, then the ideas above may work. If you are talking about a whole room, then plan on scraping or sanding.

    To scrape a large area, go to Home Depot (or someplace similar) and get a scraper--preferably one you can move with your foot (it will have a tall handle like a garden shovel). Then start scraping the glue off the wood. Then, you'll still need to sand the wood floor and refinish.

    To do the whole thing with a sander, plan on using lots of sandpaper, because the adhesive will warm under the sander and turn to goo. Stop and change your sandpaper often. Depending on how much glue you have, you might start with 36 grit, then move to 50, 80, and finally 120 or 150 to finish.How do you get adhesive off of wood flooring after tile is removed?
    Go to a home improvement store(Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace etc...) and ask for ';Goo Be Gone';. It is specifically an adhesive remover and has always worked well for me; however, there are more potent and likewise, caustic formulas available. I would ask an expert in one of these stores. Who knows? They could very well have one specifically designed for your situation! Good luck!How do you get adhesive off of wood flooring after tile is removed?
    goo gone works on all types of adhesives and will not harm the wood. You may need to let it soak in for between 2 - 5 minutes to easily remove the glue.
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  • Took up self-stick floor tiles and now there is terrible, gooey adhesive residue on the old flooring.?

    The old flooring (sheet linoleum) is still ok but now we want to install a new ceramic tile floor over the old linoleum but the adhesive is horrible from those self-stick 12x12 tiles from Lowes (laid down about 6 months ago and we hated it right away but lived with it till now). We used ';goo gone'; but it's not working well and then the guy at Lowes said oh no, don't use that, it takes a week for it to dry right until we can install the tile floor. Now, we're still worried about getting all that gooooooey adhesive off the floor so we can lay the ceramic tile. Any ideas????Took up self-stick floor tiles and now there is terrible, gooey adhesive residue on the old flooring.?
    I hope I don't offend anyone but PLEASE remove any flooring to the substrate; or install concrete backer board over the ';LINO';

    No brag just fact; after so many years in the trades and so many multiple thousands of sq. ft. of flooring; don't believe for one minute that mortar will work over any NON porous surface to any level of your satisfaction.

    Heat and solvents will only add to and aggravate the GOO. Sanding will largely be messy and costly.

    I wish you success no matter whos suggestion you follow.

    Steven WolfTook up self-stick floor tiles and now there is terrible, gooey adhesive residue on the old flooring.?
    If you're putting down ceramic, don't worry about the adhesive, just leave it, just so it's level. Liquid nails, a screw gun and hardibacker, go to town. Wear shoes you don't care about because the adhesive will stick to your shoes like crazy.
    First and foremost, what type of subflooring do you have?

    If it is wood, you will need some backing. HardiBacker (TM)

    recommended. If you are installing on top of concrete, skip the


    For the goo, if it really bothers you or if it is excessive, I suggest getting an angle grinder with some attachments. (4'; is good)This will be a dusty process so ventilate the room (open all doors and windows). You do not need to do this at all especially if you are installing ceramic directly over the vinyl and the vinyl

    (it's easier to just install over vinyl, though I wouldn't do it that way myself).

    If the main problem you have with the goo on the floor is ';uneveness';, try self-leveling compound (for concrete slab). If it is wood subfloor, the hardibacker will take care of that issue.

    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Self adhesive border for a laminate floor?

    i bought some of this for my hall floor a few years ago and want to do the same in new house, its an unusual product, so unusual that i cant find it anymore as i cant remember where i bought it, you simply stick it onto laminate floor near the skirting board and it gives it that extra finishing touch, i live in northumberland so if anyone knows where i can get some i would be extremely gratefulSelf adhesive border for a laminate floor?
    Have you tried B%26amp;QSelf adhesive border for a laminate floor?
    i have seen this stuff somewhere its like a clear tape with a say black pattern on so when you place it on the floor you only see the pattern, it may have been b%26amp;q, homebase,wickes or maybe floors to go, try these shops
    If you cannot find this product you could just buy some 10 ml double sided tape and attach it to none adhesive beading (Boarder). it will be a little more fiddly but you will achieve the same result.

    Can I install 4'; prefinished hardwood (oak) flooring on a concrete slab with adhesive? If so, what kind?

    I would not recommend it.

    However ask your local flooring supplier.Can I install 4'; prefinished hardwood (oak) flooring on a concrete slab with adhesive? If so, what kind?
    Most people are using the interlocking ,with thin Styrofoam under the flooring.

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    Good LuckCan I install 4'; prefinished hardwood (oak) flooring on a concrete slab with adhesive? If so, what kind?
    not if it is 3/4 solid . 3/8 or 1/2 inch engineered with professional quality glue(not roberts or home depot crap) the glue has to remain plyable to allow some movement.
    Only if a vapor barrier was layed under the concrete before it was poured. Otherwise excess moisture will build up under the wood. If vapor barrier was installed, use ';liquid nails';.
    Yes you can, there is a special adhesive made for that kind of installation, the only thing you will have to do prior to install, is make sure the floor is flat, and if there any cracks, find some kind of antifracture membrane and fix those cracks, if you don't when there is some movement on the concrete slab it will go thru the floor and crack the hardwood, and the adhesive you can buy from home-chipo


    How do you remove linoleum adhesive from concrete floors?

    Roll on adhesive remover and let it sit 10 mins to bubble up and then use a pole scrapper to get it off.How do you remove linoleum adhesive from concrete floors?
    try putting brown paper bags over the area, and ironing it up. The heat from the iron will melt the adhesive and the paper bags will soak it up.

    What could be black under squares of linoleum? Looks like could have been adhesive on top of hardwood floors?

    I';m trying to get down to the hardwood floors, but was concerned if someone could get the black off of the hardwoods, that is under the squares of linoleum? Help please. ThanksWhat could be black under squares of linoleum? Looks like could have been adhesive on top of hardwood floors?
    Now if this is under an old vinyl tile or VCT, its a black emulsion glue used to adhere the tile, not a mastic.2 precautions, one that if your vinyl is 30 years old, there may be asbestos in them, same but not likely with the glue.If they are this old,you may want to rethink what you want to do..

    If there is a thin layer of ply wood over whats there now, its good, so you can get under that and remove that layer and then go from there.

    Scraping will do little to get the glue up, only sanding and extra sand paper since these types of glue will clog the paper up quickly.. Any flooring questions you can e mail me through my avatar.. GLWhat could be black under squares of linoleum? Looks like could have been adhesive on top of hardwood floors?
    It may be old, Before 1975 it contains asbestos. The glue, the tiles. You can not sand or scrape without problems. Most common was to install thin plywood on top of the hardwood and then the tile on top of the plywood. You may be able to take up the plywood and tile all at once. It may be better to put new hardwood on top of the tile and leave the old stuff alone. If you do decide to remove you will need to get professional help. You may have one of the most asbestos laden floors left over from the bad day of flooring. Sorry.
    It is called mastic. It is a very tough adhesive. My experience is that you can scrape most of it off with a floor scraper or push hoe. Unfortunately this usually leaves the wood in pretty bad shape. The remainder will need to be sanded off and the floors refinished. It is a lot of work. I have refinished several wood floors and removing the mastic is the most difficult part. Are you sure there is a hardwood floor under this? The reason I ask is that you may find that if the original floor when the house was built was tile you may only have the subfloor under the tile.
    im not sure but u can go to home depot or lowes
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  • I am removing carpet from hard wood floors but have discovered some kind adhesive on it how do i remove this?

    The carpet is very old my house was built in 1905. The adhesive is black and initially comes up ok but it is very hard and is turning the floor itself black. I believe that the black was pad at one point but they used so much glue it is impossible to get up.I am removing carpet from hard wood floors but have discovered some kind adhesive on it how do i remove this?
    Sounds like you need to rent a big belt sander and just take it down to the bare wood.I am removing carpet from hard wood floors but have discovered some kind adhesive on it how do i remove this?
    try a heat gun with a scraper
    It may be that goo gone will take it up. Also some of the new solvent removers may break it loose without doing any damage to the hardwood. Just don't use anything water based on your floor. If you are going to refinish the floors it won't matter, as the water spot will sand off.

    What kind of fasteners/adhesive should I use to install laminate flooring (Pergo) over ceramic tile?

    I understand this is an acceptable process... However, I'm confused by how the laminate actually anchors to the tile. It makes sense that if you're putting it on wood sub-flooring you can just nail/staple, but when it's over ceramic, and I take into consideration that there's supposed to be underlayment, how does the laminate adhere? Or does it just float? What kind of fasteners/adhesive should I use to install laminate flooring (Pergo) over ceramic tile?
    Like JB said you won t anchor the floor down.. Laminate need to float and move and expand and contract. The only pieces that need to be anchored will be any transition pieces(reducers, t- molds, stairnosings and carpet bars.. Those I drill w/ a masonary bit down thru the ceramic to wood floor and screw to the sub floor.. And its a 1/4 inch gap to all stable places (walls cuboards etc) Using trim to cover (usually shoe molding) Some of the underlayment will come w/ a self stick or a way of connecting the underlayment together w/o taping GLWhat kind of fasteners/adhesive should I use to install laminate flooring (Pergo) over ceramic tile?
    Well Pergo is a floating floor. It doesn't get anchored down to the existing floor. It is called a floating floor because it will float with the movement of your slab/house. They are very very nice and super easy to install. All you do it put the foam/rubber lining down first and then the floor just snaps together like a puzzle. It is very easy. My husband and I just did the same thing on our slab over ceramic flooring. Good luck!! It look fabolous when everything is all done. Especially if you change your mind and dont want the pergo anymore, its really easy to just take right up.
    Ask the people who sell Pergo. Friends of mine just put in a beautiful Pergo floor over ceramic tiles on a slab, so I believe it's possible. .
    I think there is a product called TENAX which can be useful for you. This adhesive can be used on Ceramic tiles. For other detail you can see my source site
    This does not get ';anchored'; to the existing floor underneath. It's what's called a floating floor. What keeps it from sliding around are a few factors. One is the sheer weight of the whole floor once it's all assembled and connected. The second is the rubber underlayment which is put down first before the Pergo flooring is installed. It comes in rolls that you roll out....I suggest using duct tape every few feet on joints to keep them together and clean. And third is the base molding that covers the 1/8'; expansion gap around the outside edges of the room, or shoe molding if leaving the existing base molding in place. Both cover up this expansion gap and ensures nothing can get between the floor and the wall to push the flooring around. I've installed Pergo in my living room, dining room, and main hallway in my own house. It's a good product, but my laminate flooring of choice is DuPont Real Touch. It's already got the rubber underlayment attached to each piece of flooring so there is no need to buy the rolls of it and tape them together. It also has a much more realistic feel and look. It's a little more expensive than Pergo, but keep in mind there is no need to buy the rolled underlayment like you do with the Pergo which adds to the cost. Plus the DuPont comes with an average of 35 year warranty for wear and tear. If you are interested in the DuPont, check it out at I'm not a salesman nor do I work at Home Depot, just giving you some good advice from lots of experience. Hope this all helps and good luck with your new floor.

    When cork flooring is produced what is the adhesive used to bind the small peices together?

    Contractor here....I think your talking about liquid nails.

    What is an inexpensive, yet practical solution for flooring for concrete covered in carpet adhesive?

    I am looking for a solution to a flooring problem we have at a small non-profit local art center. The floor is concrete and we pulled up old carpet and the glue is left on the floor. As there are a number of solutions, there is not a lot of money set aside to improve the flooring. This room is used as a student gallery as well as a classroom studio, so carpet is probably out of the question. Thank you in advance for your answer.What is an inexpensive, yet practical solution for flooring for concrete covered in carpet adhesive?
    There should be a solvent you can purchase from Home Depot or Lowes that will dissolve and remove the adhesive. Then there are great stains for concrete and you can have them tinted, just like paint, any color you want.

    Other than That, there are sheets of wood, like plywood, that come in a 4x8 foot size. They are anywhere from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch thick. They look like the actual wood (we chose red oak) and not particled like plywood although it would work well for this as well.

    We cut ours up into 2x2 foot squares and laid them in an alternating (checkerboard pattern) You use liquid nails to install it and a wood compound to seal up the seams. Then Stain it the color of your choice and epoxy over it. You'd be surprised how good it looks and is so very inexpensive to do.

    Ceramic tile installation, if done yourself can be very inexpensive as well.

    Then there's always laminate. Although you will be hard pressed to hide imperfections and bumps with it.

    But the wood squares are my favorite and most unique too as you are not likely to see it done anywhere else.What is an inexpensive, yet practical solution for flooring for concrete covered in carpet adhesive?
    I would clean an smooth the surface as best as you could then applie concrete surface repairer an sealer.Once it drys it should have a smooth shiny surface.

    I have some polyurethane adhesive on my laminate flooring and I am trying to get it off.?

    I installed laminate flooring and the adhesive that was used is a polyurethane construction adhesive, and there is a spot of it. I am trying to remove it, anyone knows what can remove it?I have some polyurethane adhesive on my laminate flooring and I am trying to get it off.?
    hard to believe but straight orange cleaner will take it off, i have done alot of lino and now wipe the whole floor down when done it, works great and leaves it real clean...good luck
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  • How to remove tar adhesive from concrete floor?

    I am renovating a 1960s property in which the kitchen and bathroom vinyl tiles were fixed with a tar adhesive. It's patchy and stubborn. Is there a brand of industrial strength tar remover that can melt it for easy removal.

    Or can you recommend some tested way of doing it that I haven't thought of.How to remove tar adhesive from concrete floor?
    What kind of finish are you planning after removal?

    If you are simply wanting to smooth the surface then a hot airgun (relatively cheap to buy) will quickly melt the tar and can be removed with a scraper. If you are removing the tar from a wooden surface then melt and scrape with a sharp chisel, as this will bring it back almost to the bare wood and will only require sanding once cooled to restore fully.

    If it is a concrete floor you are laying the tiles on then ';scrape ridges'; into the floor to allow the tile adhesive to key in.

    If it is a wooden floor then lay 3mm hardboard over the floor,(available from most diy shops((dont forget hardbord tacks))) and then tile as normal.

    Hi there, the only way I can think of to remove tar from wood in that way is to physically remove the tar with an electric or hand plane (difficult work). The tar is there anyway and if you do want to lay tiles over this without further damaging the parquet, you could still lay 3mm M.D.F.over this to provide an even surface to tile over. You can fix the MDF by melting some of the tar and pressing the mdf on top, thus avoiding holes in the parquet from tacks.

    Dont worry about the heat damaging the wood-tar melts quickly,before it will burn the wood.How to remove tar adhesive from concrete floor?
    There are strippers that contain high concentrations on methalene chloride solvent.....killer stuff! Works well, but make sure you have a fan running to carry away the fumes and no pilot lites lite!
    put diesel on effected areas and scrape off in half hour babe its easy
    Mix synthafruff with leveling compound and pour over the floor. When dry carry on as norm. You local supplier will help you.
    1. break up large patches with hammer %26amp; bolster ( masonry chisel)

    2. heat hair dryer

    3. dissolve with petrol And extreme caution apply small amount in jam jar paint brush it onto stubborn patches it should soften , chip off and apply again ,

    It`s a tough job good luck

    How can I remove adhesive back off of vinyl flooring being removed.?

    I need a concrete floor prepared for tile with old adhesive removed.How can I remove adhesive back off of vinyl flooring being removed.?
    i use a floor scraper that uses a razor blade, it is about 6 inches long. Pre soak the floor with water, and the glue will come up with some elbow grease. You can purchase the scraper and extra blades from any hardware store, be careful not to cut your self when changing the blades.How can I remove adhesive back off of vinyl flooring being removed.?
    If there is adhesive just here and there, since you are installing tile with the recommended polymer fortified latex enhanced thinset you don't really need to do much unless it has a large build up. If the adhesive is stuck down that well the thinset will span it.

    If the situation is different, the easiest way is to rent a drum sander from you local home depot. It is around $40 and you'll only need one 36 grit paper. They will give you a quick lesson on how to run it. Simply run the sander across the concrete floor in the areas where the adhesive is. The bonus to this is that the sander will sand down the high spots so it will be easier to install the tile.
    Place old news paper down on the floor and press it with a warm iron or use a blow dryer and the heat will loosen it up and the paper will absorb it.
    This is just a wild guess, but I'm going to say acetone (nail polish remover). Acetone dissolves anything. Be sure that you get it all off, though; it's known to dissolve most tiling, including asphalt.
    you can wipe it off with some vinegar or oil.Why not get a cork flooring for that one.It's much easier to floor.
    Remember that acetone is harmful to breathe in, and vinegar smells nasty over a long period of time.

    Best bet? Talk with someone who does flooring.
    Vinegar works wonders.

    How can I remove adhesive reidue from laminate flooring?

    I purchased laminate flooring that the package was held together with clear packaging tape. The top flooring plank has tape adhesive residue all over it. What can I use to remove the residue without damaging the finish?How can I remove adhesive reidue from laminate flooring?
    Try ';Goo Gone'; or ';Goo Off'; or one of those products.

    If nothing works, use mineral spirits that you dampen a rag with and then rub gently on flooring.How can I remove adhesive reidue from laminate flooring?
    I agree--Goo Gone should definately work and it's cheap, you can pick it up just about anywhere, comes in a small clear plastic bottle is usually yellow
    Try the product ';Goo Gone'; you might have to scrub slighlty but it should do the job.
    Goo Be Gone -works like a charm and you will want to follow up with some pinsol and warm water after words so it's not slick in that spot..
    Get some Goo be gone, it takes sticky stuff of anything. Works great.

    Anyone tried the self adhesive underlay for wooden floors?

    do you still need to glue the planks together? is it easy to use? can anyone enligten me on how to use it. thanks for you're answers.Anyone tried the self adhesive underlay for wooden floors?
    you mean Elastilon, it's really good to use鈥?/a>

    theres no need to glue the long boards edges togther just the short joints on the first few rowsAnyone tried the self adhesive underlay for wooden floors?
    Are you talking about hardwood flooring ? You don't use underlay.

    If you are talking about laminate, most is the click type now. If you glue a laminate floor together, repair is nearly impossible.

    The manufacturer of the product that you want to use, will either have installation pamphlets or a website with installation instructions.
    I haven't myself, however I have laid a number of laminate floors. The concept is that it is a 'floating' floor. The underlay sheet should be taped together at the seams.

    Why would you want to stick the underlay down anyway, surely it would just make it more complicated and more hassle for you?
    There may be an underlayment that is self adhesive, but the adhesive would be stuck to the sub-floor to keep the underlay from slipping around during installation. The sticky side would go down when intallling an lamament floor. The boards need to float and expand.

    Need to find out how to get carpet adhesive off of cement floors?

    Doing an office floor, and need the adhesive off the concrete.Need to find out how to get carpet adhesive off of cement floors?鈥?br>

    this company sells the removal product also ask where their local supplier is...

    also you can check with a local carpet supply store for another more local product if you can not find the about site helpful.Need to find out how to get carpet adhesive off of cement floors?
    Googone and if that doesnt work (which it should) use nail polish remover or wd-40
    a product called ';goof off';

    How do I clean adhesive tile off of hardwood floors?

    For whatever reason, the previous owner used adhesive tile as a hearth for their woodstove (I know very illegal) I have pulled them all up, now I just need some guidance on how to strip the glue/adhesive stuff off of the hardwoods. Thanks for your help!How do I clean adhesive tile off of hardwood floors?
    The trick I found that works the best is a heat gun and a putty knife, hairdryer would probably suffice for heat gun, anyways heat the old adhesive until it softens then scrape it with a putty knife, I'd try a plastic putty knife first to avoid ruining the finish, after you have as much of the adhesive removed as possible use adhesive remover or some hot soap and water to remove the residue, nail polish remover will etch the floors varnish and pull stain out the wood, so unless you want to refinish the entire floor I'd try this first. If you are successful in removing the old adhesive I recommend Min-wax floor restorer, that stuff works great.How do I clean adhesive tile off of hardwood floors?
    I would try usually cuts and softens most glues...apply, wipe, apply, wipe..this will not hurt the finish on your floor. Any kind of scraping will damage the floor underneath. IF you plan on installing some kind of stone or ceramic hearth, you will have to overlay the floor with backer board, for you cannot set tile or stone to hardwood floors...too much movement. IN that case, just heat and scrape, get on with life.
    Lighter fuel is excellent for removing gum/glue/paint. Lighter fuel as in Petrol. Pour some onto a rag and rub in then wipe off with a clean cloth, the fuel will evaporate in seconds. Let me know how you get on. Good luck. Jamesiree
    There's several types of strippers you can use,but it will strip to bare wood.So if your going to put a new hearth down,I would cover over it.You may end up doing the whole floor if you try to strip it.
    try finger nail polish remover
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  • Best ';adhesive'; for a loose ceramic floor tile?


    I'm in a rental apartment so I don't mind this being pretty quick %26amp; dirty, but a couple of the ceramic floor tiles (about 8'; x 8';) are loose. What's a simple material use to stick 'em back to the floor for a while?


    OssBest ';adhesive'; for a loose ceramic floor tile?
    Do not use premixed thinset or mastic or glue. That will not work, and the mastic and premixed will take forever to dry. All of those options will have you re-doing it again soon.

    Buy thinset. it's not expensive. Tile section in home depot. $12 a bag versus 35 for a pail of mastic (never used on floors!) add water, set, grout the next day. Done. Good luck.Best ';adhesive'; for a loose ceramic floor tile?
    Liquid latex modified is best. Lift the loose portion of the tile, and spread a thin coat of latex adhesive on the underside of it with a putty knife. If only a corner of a tile has come unstuck, loosen more of it until you can turn the tile back far enough spread the adhesive.
    Mastic. You can get it at any hardware store. Don't use thinset for your application. Use mastic.
    home depot has small containers of premixed thin set(tile cement).just smear on tile and replace
    We have a product here called ';No More Nails';. Its magic for the renter

    Removing adhesive glue from hardwood floors?

    I am in the process of re-tiling my kitchen floor, and I have removed the old tiles, and now I have tons of black adhesive glue stuck on the floor. I have already removed a great deal with a heat gun, but Is there an easier quicker way? Can I put something on it that would make it easier? The stuck on glue is black and its hardened(I make it softer with the heat gun, and then I scrape it off). Thank you for your help!Removing adhesive glue from hardwood floors?
    You could install underlayment over the top of what's there now. Depending on what type of tiles you are putting down, you could install 1/4'; luaun plywood underlayment or 3/8'; or 1/2'; tile backer board. The composite type tile backer has marks on it to show where to nail/screw it down and the plywood (according to manufacturors recomendation) should be nailed every four inches and every two inches along the seams. That's a butt-load of nails if you've never done it. If you go with the plywood, or actually the tile backer, it wouldn't hurt to get some floor leveler. Mix it and pour it over the existing floor to fill in the uneveness of the old glue. The stuff sets up pretty fast, so don't mix more than you can handle at one time. (Been there, done that). Always a bigger job than what you thought it would be, right? Good luck and have patience.Removing adhesive glue from hardwood floors?
    I use Vaseline/ petroleum jelly when I have to remove gummy-gluey residue... see if you can make the area oily and then scrape.
    This works only if you never use a heat gun on your working area again.....use diesel fuel it works very well pour it on, let it soak for 20 Min's and scrape it off
    get a large thick rubber band and rub the adhesive with it sounds funny but it works!

    Can a power sander get paint and adhesive off of Concrete floors??

    We are going to stain our kitchen floor which is concrete/cement. We are trying to prepare the floor to stain it, the floor previously had vinyl flooring on it so now the concrete has glue and also paint all over it. We tried the old fashioned way of putting an adhesive remover on it, letting it set and scraping it off with a razor blade. Well it doesnt exactly get everything off and it is going to take FOREVER to do, this kitchen is huge. So i was wondering if a Power sander that you can use while standing up would do the job. Except a clerk at Lowe's told us that using a sander will open the pores of the concrete and then when we go to stain it , it will not go on right??? Any suggestions would be awesome.Can a power sander get paint and adhesive off of Concrete floors??
    A concrete floor sander will do the job. You can rent them at your local rental center.Can a power sander get paint and adhesive off of Concrete floors??
    You could, but have to agree with Lowe's. And be prepared for a huge mess, you will have fine powder all over your house unless you are very careful. Here's a link you might fine helpful鈥?/a>
    no.i will tell you the best and quickest way to get rid of that mess,but you have to follow and adhere to instructions,pick a day that is warm,open all doors and windows and have several big fans blowing,buy a protective cover for your mouth and nose,buy murettic acid(concrete cleaner at home depot(it is cheap)),wet the floor a lot with the acid then turn a hose on it and use a heavy duty broom and wear heavy boots,this toxic stuff will produce a orange/yellow cloud and will kill any living creature close to it including insects,make sure you have a drain pipe for this

    Will floor levelling compound (b&q value/Febfloor) be ok below flexible adhesive wth underfloor heating cable?

    Underheating cable was buried in 50mm screed but the surface is not level, some kind of floor leveller is needed, 15mm variation in some places.

    on top of the floor leveller I intend to use ceramic tiles with flexable adhesive.

    But will the floor levelling compound (b%26amp;q of febfloor) be likely to crack ??Will floor levelling compound (b%26amp;q value/Febfloor) be ok below flexible adhesive wth underfloor heating cable?
    Try logging onto FLOORING FORUM HELP WITH SCREEDING then click into technical and installation help.Hope this helps ya good luck.Will floor levelling compound (b%26amp;q value/Febfloor) be ok below flexible adhesive wth underfloor heating cable?
    yes its fine but pva the old floor first or it will not stick
    all you need is a tub of pva ..dilute it 50..50 with water ..a bag of cement .and a bag of SHARP sand ..this is the type of sand we use in the building trade to Lay a floor screed does not crack or shrink..and cheaper and better than self levelling
    levelling compound usually only goes to about 3 -4mm, if you add granite chippings to the mix you can double that depth. Try a large tiling suppliers for further advice, and they will probably be cheaper than b%26amp;q. some concern about the heating, if its a wet system buried in the screed fair enough, however an electric mat system is usually set into the tile adhesive!

    Hope this helps.

    How to Repair an Adhesive Tile Floor?

    If it is separate tiles then I would just lift the tile and replace it with a new one. They are easily removed by warming the tile with your iron over a piece of parchment paper then pry the tile up. For further instruction go to the website belowHow to Repair an Adhesive Tile Floor?
    where u live?????????? into a carton tent?How to Repair an Adhesive Tile Floor?
    I don't know
    I suggest you glue it back down.

    Can I lay vinyl self adhesive tile on an already existing vinyl floor, or do I need to remove the old vinyl?

    That depends, do you want it to look good and last or do you just want to get it over with? I'd remove the old vinyl floor and prep your floor for the new tile.Can I lay vinyl self adhesive tile on an already existing vinyl floor, or do I need to remove the old vinyl?
    the best would be to put an underlayment down such as 1/4 inch a/c plywood. if you dont want that you can lay them over existing vinyl it must be clean, smooth dry and solid. no curling edges etc. do not rip up the existing vinyl it will give you a bigger mess and no advantages it may also be bad for your health. DO NOT USE MORE ADHESIVE the adhesive on the back of the tile is the best you can get thats why it stays tacky. adding adhesive will make them slide as opposed to making them stick. to install the underlayment you use 1 1/4 exterior screws and patch the seems and screw heads. if the tile is a thicker one you do not have to worry about the pattern of your vinyl coming through.Can I lay vinyl self adhesive tile on an already existing vinyl floor, or do I need to remove the old vinyl?
    My husband has done this before. If the vinyl floor seems to be solidly in place, clean it well before you lay down the new flooring. He learned from experience that you have to buy extra adhesive, don't just use the adhesive on the tile because it won't stick well enough and the tile will move. Good luck!
    Remove the old vinyl
    It would be smart to do that. You'll get bubbles if you don't.
    yes u can, but make sure that it is thouroughly cleaned and dried. also its a good idea to use an adhesive anyway
    Remove the old. The texture of the old floor will show thru.
    yes but.......if the old vinyl is solid guled down yes, if the old vinyl is only area glued down then take it up.....

    lic. gen. contractor
    I'm to lame to know the answer good luck with that

    ps thanx for the two points
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  • Flooring adhesive removal?

    I lost the product name of the best low odor adhesive removal I ever used. Some years ago I worked with a friend to lay a tile floor. The adhesive was like rock under the old flooring. This stuff turned it mush with very little effort. It comes in gallon plastic jug. white with red writting. brush on thin coat then cover with plastic and the flooring adhesive turns to gell in a hour or two. These days I lay maybe 6 tile floors a year and as of yet have never found any thing as easy to use as this stuff was. if you can help that would be great.Flooring adhesive removal?
    Hope this is it I looked and looked! Klean-Strip Floor, Porch %26amp; Deck Stripper Project StepsFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

    long-handled sidewalk scraper or floor hoe to scrape loosened adhesive. Any stripper that is still liquid can be pushed into the next 9 sq. ft. area and ...鈥?

    Im pretty sure this is it--it says ';cover the stuff with a plastic drop cloth';.Happy stripping!Flooring adhesive removal?
    i have done lots of removal and while i don't know the product you are referring to i always use water i get it wet the night before when i show up in the morning its real easy to remove

    my friend at the hatdwood store thinks its stripease found at ace

    How do i get the old black adhesive off that was from old lino so i can redo the fir floor?


    Self adhesive vinyl floor tiles on leveling compound floor, should i PVA seal floor first to help adhesive?

    my kitchen floor has had all the ceramic tiles taken off, and then i put the floor leveling compound on to the floor to level it off

    i read the instructions on the box of tiles and it said that it should be clean dry and free from dust

    the thing is the leveling compound as much as i sweep it it stays dusty

    so i dont want to keep trying to stick the tiles to it and end up them not sticking properly

    so i thought i would either PVA and water seal the floor first

    or get some sort of extra adhesive and put some on the floor just for extra stickiness

    the reason is i tried to stick one of the tiles down but it just didn't seem to stick at all i easily lifted it up

    thanks for your help

    xxx viciSelf adhesive vinyl floor tiles on leveling compound floor, should i PVA seal floor first to help adhesive?
    I have never used self adhesive tiles before. when we put down vinyl flooring, I sanded the levelling compound then vacuumed %26amp; damp mopped it.when it was dry, I spread out the glue %26amp; put the vinyl down. It hasn't budged yet.Self adhesive vinyl floor tiles on leveling compound floor, should i PVA seal floor first to help adhesive?
    I put in vinyl tiles about a year ago

    I used the epoxy additive with the leveling compound and had virtually no dust once it had set up

    without seeing your floor, was your leveling compound mixed too dry allowing it to ';break'; up now that it is dry?

    I then leveled out any ridges in the leveling compound, set my tiles and they haven't moved

    Whats best to remove spray adhesive from laminate flooring?

    my other half forgot to put down newspaper before doing an art project and now i cant get the spray adhesive off my floor! ive tried soapy water, antibacterial spray, wood floor cleaners but the floor is still sticky! any suggestions?Whats best to remove spray adhesive from laminate flooring?
    Try a dab of white spiritWhats best to remove spray adhesive from laminate flooring?
    Nail polish remover and a rag. Do it quickly or the acetone will eat into the laminate flooring.
    Goo Gone removes sticky residue
    This stuff called Stains r out! from QVC removes the problem without causing any damage to surface. It even gets scratches and foreign paint off your car without any damage. Its great. Takes Spag bol stains out, chocolate, coffee, tomato, wine etc.
    Goo-Gone is the best!
    viengar and water ret it several times
    i have used wd40 on stuff like that, and also rubbing alcohol,

    spray the wd40 over the area and use a scotch brite pad to rub it in and around, it will feel like its getting slimey, by this you know its working, the wd40 has an oil base so to clean it off you will have to use a good soap like Dawn or 409 cleaner, then rinse,

    if however that dont work, have you ever used the alcohol to get really sticky stickers off stuff you buy?

    use the same method with the alcohol as i said with the WD40,

    one or the other should work

    but you may have to go to a hardware store where they sell adhesives and get an adhesive remover,

    hope these tips help

    Goo be gone

    you can buy it just about anywhere!

    it works on tons of stuff too like tape/sticker residue, ';unknown'; kids messes, gum
    i have taken sticky off glass shoes new with brasso use very sparingly and only remove sticky top. It works very well
    Try fingernail polish remover, isopropyl alcohol, or Goo-Gone.

    Im putting down self adhesive vinyl floor tile.....????????

    on to ceramic tile and was told by ace hardware to use ';acryl pro ceramic tile adhesive '; ive layed a few tiles but i dont think its right. need some help, is this the correct procedure?????Im putting down self adhesive vinyl floor tile.....????????
    Please wait while I consult the Magic 8 Ball..Im putting down self adhesive vinyl floor tile.....????????
    i suggest something on top of the ceramic tile, like plywood or particle board. why do you need tile adhesive if the tiles say self-adhesive??
    You have to stick them on a level surface or it won't work in the long wrong, or even the short run. If there are spaces, there is stuff you can buy to kind of paint over it first and it will fill in all the cracks.
    i was wondering if the ceramic tiles are level enough? try asking in the diy section, they prob'ly know more..

    How can I remove adhesive under vinyl flooring?

    I need to remove the adhesive before I put down new flooring, but I can't find anything that will get that @*#%26amp;%!! glue off! HELP!!How can I remove adhesive under vinyl flooring?
    a good floor scraper should do the job, but it is alot of work...anyway, unless it is very thick, you should not have to worry about it too muchHow can I remove adhesive under vinyl flooring?
    THe adhesive is almost always thermoplastic, this means that with temperature will soften again, you can try a heat gun with an spatule taking care not to get burned, there is also the posibility of using some solvents but they are toxic I havent try goo gone that is a common glue remover for small areas. also there are scarifiers that is like a iron stars hitting the floor, but this are machines for professional use, u can search in floor preparation in yahoo to get an idea.
    most contractors nail down a 2end layer of underlayment [1/4';plywood] for a new surface but you can try AFTA adheasive remover w/ a sharp putty knife or floor scraper soake it well w/ AFTA first[ messy job] Or lastly dryout the old glue and try to sand it down w/ powersander
    heat it up and scrape it off ,use gas and a piece of steel wool,also u can over lay with masonite it makes a good new sub floor to lay another floor on
    maybe try a floor stripper (chemical for removing stuff from floors), a sanding machine?
    On Trading Spaces one time they used a heat gun to kind of melt it off. I've used a heavy metal chisel before (the kind you can carve wood with).
    Not sure read some home improvement tips and more on this site
    a big scalpell bar with some versol.
    There may be a special stripper for that, ask your local lumber yard or Lowes. You may end up having to sand it off by hand or if it a large area you may need to rent an industrial sander/buffer. Good luck. The only thing I know for sure is that after you put it down and get a little glue on the top of your new, you can use fingernail polish remover to get the glue off.
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  • Any ideas on how to take vynil tile adhesive from concrete floors?

    I have just removed the vynil tiles off my floor, but the concrete floor its on is Sticky form the adhesive, how do i take it off?Any ideas on how to take vynil tile adhesive from concrete floors?
    All home improvement stores sell big blade scrapers to take the adhesive down to the surface. Then they also sell adhesive removers to actually clean the ';sticky'; off and finish the job.

    The tile adhesive i am trying to get of my floor is black and gets sticky when heated. Any advise....?

    Well when you said black and sticky I instantly went back to childhood and thought of that ugly old tile (VCT) in my parents house..LOL Yes it's a messy job I'll agree. It would be easier to just cover it up and move on but your talking some added expense, more labor and time consuming. I'm going to stick with the chemical adhesive removers. I wish I knew if it was on concrete or wood but you just brush a semi-paste chemical on and let it sit. Adhesive gets very slick and slimy, scrape it up with putty / broad knife (6-12inch wide) wash with hot water a few times and throw your brush away!!! I suggest wearing knee pads and covering the toes of an old pair of shoes with tape....oh yeah and gloves. I just don't think the added height of a new substrate will benefit you if you don't have too. Hope all these suggestions help!!! Good Luck!The tile adhesive i am trying to get of my floor is black and gets sticky when heated. Any advise....?
    Many years ago there was a black adhesive used for laying tiles and vinyl flooring. I have encountered it in older (older than 25 yrs) homes. The best way to deal with it is cover it up!. Use a 1/4'; smooth finish plywood and then put your new flooring on top. If you are trying to remove it so that you can use the flooring underneath maybe old hardwood planks - try getting your refinisher out to take a look maybe able to use a rougher sanding paper to sand it off if it isnt asbestos related! GOOD LUCKThe tile adhesive i am trying to get of my floor is black and gets sticky when heated. Any advise....?
    The old adhesive is called Cutback, it is an asphalt (tar) product and does not contain asbestos. It is no longer made, replaced by more environmentally friendly products. I have spread barrels of it.

    It is obviously very hard to remove,and methods that would work to remove it would also be hazardous. It will not hurt to leave it, and will be a lot less costly overall if you do.

    Install a 1/4'; underlayment board right over it, and go with the new floor. Any lumberyard can provide it, just be sure they know it's for floor use.
    After just answering your other related question, I'm disappointed that anyone would install tile that way, unless it's vinyl tile. I suggest forget scraping. Forget alcohol and heat guns. Install new substrate and move on. I did see someone previously say 1/4 inch. I'd advise against anything less than 1/2 inch.

    Steven Wolf

    (The Rev.)
    That old black adhesive might very well contain asbestos. Do not scrape or sand it. It is better to cover over it with Hardi-backer or a similar cement underlayment. Then tile away.
    Stop using this now!!!! You are using a product for vinyl flooring tiles. Remove it as best you can, and get either tile mastic or thin set mortar. All home imp. stores should carry these premixed. Also, use a cement backer of some kind. Never apply tile on wood.
    Brian d could be right the part you need to know is if your tiles are 9 x 9 inch or 12 x 12, if they are 9 x 9 the adhesive is made with asbestos. You should stop what you are doing and cover it with a Luann, or use a levelastic and cover the entire area.

    Good Luck


    How to you clean adhesive from hardwood floors?

    I removed old tiles from my kitchen floor and underneath is a beautiful wood floor. However, there is some type of black adhesive that was used to adhere the original tiling. It almost looks like tar. The house is over 100 years old and I have no idea exactly what this black adhesive is. Please help:)How to you clean adhesive from hardwood floors?
    That black adhesive is glue from the tile. My grandfather use to do tile work and lay carpet. When I took up a tile floor with the black glue from the tile we had to scrape it up. MY suggestion find a store or someone who does this kind of work and call them and see what to do. They may have a way now days to get the glue up. You might try a local janitorial supply store they may have an ideaHow to you clean adhesive from hardwood floors?
    Try a product such as goo-gone. Just be sure the area you are working in is well ventilated, as the fumes are VERY strong. After you rub away the goo, wash with warm soapy water immediately so you don't harm the wood.

    How to remove spray adhesive from hardwood floors?

    What is a safe way to remove spray adhesive from hardwood floors without harming the wood?How to remove spray adhesive from hardwood floors?
    zippo lighter fluid is commonly used to remove solvent based goo from furniture. It will not take off the finish, but has good solvency for oil based adhesives. If the spray adhesive is water based (doubtful), then just use hot water.

    look on the can and look for petroleum distillates- oil based adhesive.How to remove spray adhesive from hardwood floors?
    try cooking oil harmless to the floor
    I have been told that WD40 will remove anything from anything.
    try rubbing alcohal. it won't mess up your finish on you floor
    goof off

    Ever use glue/adhesive on a wood floor?

    They are 12'; squares which actually are 4'; squares held together. They have that lock in ends but is it ok to use glue to be safe. The upstairs neighbor had a leak last time and bowed the whole floor. I don't want to do this twice..

    If so can u recommend a proper adhesive?Ever use glue/adhesive on a wood floor?
    The floor you describe is called parquet flooring, and it is usually glued. There are many brands, but get an adhesive designed for wood floors.

    BTW: Parquet floors are rare now. The were very popular in the 70s-80s.Ever use glue/adhesive on a wood floor?
    if its going onto concrete you need a liquid damp proof membrane then glue with elsaticity in it such as sicabond. If its not goin onto concrete but floorboards instead then it is not advisable to use glue
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  • How do you remove linoleum adhesive from hardwood floors?

    the hardwood floors were once stained and sealed a long time ago, but we don't want to ruin them removing the linoleum tilesHow do you remove linoleum adhesive from hardwood floors?
    Removing the tiles in this case is not the issue, but removing the backing that will inevitably be left behind and the adhesive. ...and depending on how old the linoleum is...and if the glue is black will determine if it can be done at all. If the adhesive under your floor is black, it's what's known as ';cutback'; contains petroleum and asbestos. It's best left where it is....a new subfloor installed to encapsulate the asbestos...and go forward with a new floor.

    If not, this is still one job that is really best left to the pros. While it sounds easy to rent a sander, and use the various grits of sandpaper to get the residue off of the floor.....sanding a floor with a floor sander and getting a smooth finish on the wood, is indeed an art. It's all in keeping the sander at the same speed and pace, so you don't get any hills and valleys in your floor. HGTV makes it look so simple...only because they don't show the outtakes! There are many flooring projects than you can do yourself...this should not be one.

    While we all want to save money where we can....we also need to know when to call the pros.How do you remove linoleum adhesive from hardwood floors?
    scraping it off is probably the only way. you will have to finish it off with a good sander. don't use any liquid as it can ruin the wood. you should get a professional, it'll take a couple days probably, but be worth the cost. call a flooring company.

    How do I remove adhesive from concrete floors?

    I have lifting floor tiles from my kitchen floor and have discovered concrete like adhesive on the concrete floor. I want to take this off the floor, is there an easy way to do this?How do I remove adhesive from concrete floors?
    hot water and bleachHow do I remove adhesive from concrete floors?
    steam cleaner
    Jack Hammer. HA!
    Any solvent you have should do it. If its like that used for tile and is very hard you may need to abrade it off. Acetone is the strongest solvent you want to work with, but be careful with it.
    There is a special product called goo gone (or goo be gone) its a small bottle of orange liquid its an oil - it seeps into the adhesive and after a short period of time you can scrap the adhesive off you can use baby oil to get the same results or in a pinch cooking oil works too (but being thicker the cooking oil takes longer to soak in)

    Pour it on the adhesive leave it for 10-15 minutes and scrape off what you can repeat a few times to get everything when you only have a little adhesive left use a rag to wipe the area roughly then clean with dish soap to get rid of the oily residue.

    Good luck
    there's something called ';goo-gone';....i use it at my job at the time....its a miracle worker
    try hair spray......(keep spraying and rubbing) its the acitone that melts the glue, it works on biro as well.
    sander, buffer.
    GOOO GONE!! you can get it at any home store,

    It works sooooOOOooo GooooD! It will remove anything sticky!!
    SOme one took my answer!!! Goo Gone!!!

    So I will say this Adhesive Remover!!
    There is a special scraper tool that you can buy (somewhere like Home Depot) that has a long handle that you use to remove the old mortar from where the tiles were. It looks like a giant chisel and the people in the flooring section will know what you're asking for.

    As far as any solution to pour on it I'm afraid that there isn't any once the mortar is cured because it is no longer water soluable, nor will an oil base dissolve it either. Goo-Gone and other adhesive removers will not work as it is mortar that you have on the floor, not an adhesive.

    If you don't want to buy the tool, a hammer and a chisel is the only other way, but I recommend the tool, as it is much faster and easier.
    There is a couple of things that you can do but first you need to get those floor tiles off and you can do that by taking a putty knife and lifting them up. Once you have that done you can take a 5'; scraper with sharp throw away blades and get most of that adhesive up then get Jasco adhesive removal or Sentinel 747 adhesive removal (both at Home Depot) follow the directions and the remainder of the adhesive will scrape right up.

    Ready mixed floor tile adhesive?

    Because i wanted to tile a small passage way at night when everyone was in bed and because i hate mixing the dry powered adhesive as i always make a mess and or end up with dry powder in the bottom of the bucket, I saw the ready mixed stuff in buckets in BnQ and thought it would be just the job for what I wanted.Spent the last hour cutting and laying out tiles,very proud of myself,just before I opened the buckets i read that the drying time is 48 hours!!!!!!.

    Has anyone else used this BnQ adhesive and anyone know

    how long they would need to be down to take ';light foot traffic'; if its more than 10 hours its back to the store tomorrow and exchange for the powder. Help!!!!Ready mixed floor tile adhesive?
    It does take a long time to dry. If your looking for real quick you can buy speed set mortar. It starts to dry in about 20 min so you have to work quick. Mix small batches. Using a drill makes mixing it faster.

    What paint covers all purpose constructive adhesive? it was used to seal a new vynl floor in my kitchen ?

    used to seal new new vynl kitchen floor so water will not get under it when cleaning ....What paint covers all purpose constructive adhesive? it was used to seal a new vynl floor in my kitchen ?
    WIth respect, your question is a bit confusing.

    There are several sorts of paints and primer that will go down over several sorts of adhesives. Oil-based KILZ (by brand name) primer comes to mind as one of the best of them. Also several two-part epoxies and other sorts of paints and coverings for that purpose.

    But, let me see if I understand your question correctly:

    You have a new vinyl floor - you are not so concerned about the field, you are concerned about the edges and water penetrating at the edges and therefore attacking the adhesive. If the subfloor is properly prepared (clean and free of dust, oils, dirt or other materials that will interfere with the adhesive bond), if the adhesive is properly applied and the vinyl installed correctly and everything is allowed to cure properly, this is of minimal concern. If the edges are protected by cove base or baseboard, you might use a clear silicon caulk on the edges but that is really gilding the lily.

    Or, if the installer just got sloppy and got the adhesive on the walls - about any decent-quality paint will cover the adhesive. It is meant to be sticky, after all. If you let it cure long enough, you can sand it down smooth. If you don't want to wait that long and have a soft touch, you can use a heat-gun to soften it, then remove/smooth it with a spackling blade.