Do I need to remove the tile and mastic on my floor before ?
I want to replace the tile in my kitchen and bathroom but dread the time consuming and backbreaking job. I thought of two options that might work.
One option is to cover the tile in self leveling cement. This would eliminate the majority of labor intensive work and leave me with a smooth hard surface. Then I could decide what type flooring to install over the cement or just leave the cement and possibly color it.
The second option would be to remove the tile and instead of smoothing the mastic beneath use the self leveling cement.
Do you think either of these options are feasible?
If so what about some tips and suggestions.
If using the cement is just a stupid idea, I need some suggestions to make the removal of the tile and mastic less of an arduous task.
Thanks so much for your thoughts.
I would like to replace some old tiles with new ones.
Tile has been down since 1975. It's sticking to cement. I have tried adhesive remover, mineral spirit, etc.....