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Old 02-01-2019, 07:38 PM   #1
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We removed some VCT tile and planning on installing some VLT tiles do we have to remove the old adhesive residue?
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What kind of adhesive is it?
What kind of subfloor?

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The old one I am not sure. The tile was installed back in the late '90s. When we remove the old tile it left a black residue. On the new tile we using Armstrong s280, or Henry 430. The subfloor is cement in a basement.
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Call Armstrong and Henry technical support. Both have excellent folks to speak to regarding what you have to work with.

I'm assuming you will get feedback to do a tight skim coat over the existing adhesive.
Here's Ardex's version.

https://www.amazon.com/Ardex-Feather.../dp/B07DPRMPB5

I tend to overkill / bomb proof my stuff.
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The adhesive has asbestos in it. Skim it with Ardex and don't grind it!
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Thank you everyone for all your help.
In your opinion how thick the skim coat be? Keeping in mine that the floor is nice and level and only applying the skim coat to cover the adhesive.
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Just enough so you can't see the black adhesive. Also fills in minor defects.
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The adhesive has asbestos in it. Skim it with Ardex and don't grind it!
Unless it is tested you don't know that, especially if tile was installed in the 90s

Adhesive containing asbestos was last sold in 1984, not all had asbestos and there were some in the 90s that were black with no asbestos.
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The adhesive has asbestos in it. Skim it with Ardex and don't grind it!
I'm with RRK. Very unlikely it has asbestos if he's confident it was installed in the 90's. Nobody was holding onto inventory of the old stuff for 6+ years.
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I'm with RRK. Very unlikely it has asbestos if he's confident it was installed in the 90's. Nobody was holding onto inventory of the old stuff for 6+ years.
After 6+ years it would have been hard as a rock in the bucket
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Why not play it safe and do a light skim? Makes for a nice flat surface and can be sure of the new bond.
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