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Remove bitumen before tileing
May 24th, 2020, 12:25pm
 
Hi, am about to lift parquet tiles and tile hallway. Have lifted quite a few as they come up really easy, the bitumen use to stick these down is quite hard and not sticky. The bitumen is layer over an ashphalt dpc, I can get an adhesive for ashphalt to lay the tiles, but am not sure about the bitumen?
Would it be ok to try and scrap off as much as poss, or do I need to get all of to a really clean surface?
Any advice appreciated thanks
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Re: Remove bitumen before tileing
Reply #1 - May 25th, 2020, 10:31pm
 
Pretty sure you can tile over the bitumen with the normal cement based adhesive or lay a leveling compound over the top first.

See what the others have to say first.

What tiles are you actually using?
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Re: Remove bitumen before tileing
Reply #2 - May 26th, 2020, 8:31pm
 
Thanks for reply, they are a porcelain tile, I have used in our kitchen over the asphalt floor using an adhesive for asphalt. Would like to continue into our hallway just not sure about it sticking to the dry’d bitumen from the parquet.
Scrapping does remove quite a bit, just not sure it’s enough.
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Re: Remove bitumen before tileing
Reply #3 - May 26th, 2020, 8:56pm
 
I've seen them use a floor leveling compound before is suppose the would depend on levels as well.

Couple of the others should comment when they log on next.
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Re: Remove bitumen before tileing
Reply #4 - May 27th, 2020, 7:39am
 
There should be an advice line number for the adhesive you intend to use , I would give them a call and see what they recommend.
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Re: Remove bitumen before tileing
Reply #5 - May 27th, 2020, 2:35pm
 
Good point, am using a Bal adhesive so will try and contact them and see what they suggest. Thanks for help.
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