Removing old glued down vinyl tiles

There are some old vinyl tiles glued down in my kitchen. Any tips on how to remove them? They seem pretty well stuck down.

Asked by carole on 8th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Try abd pull up a little bit of a corner and then Use a heat gun which will make them pull up easy."
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"Heat gun and a scraper needs to be used and then normally screed over to get rid of glue residue or use ardex na and screed over the top"
Answered on 9th Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Old thermoplastic tiles have trace elements of asbestos, professionally removed is usually best. I just completed a job last week that involved exactly that. Mechanically removed then the screed required diamond grinding to remove the leftover bitumen, then a surface damp proof membrane and smoothing compound was also required prior to laying the new floor"
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"You could use a heat gun to warm the glue up giving it some movement however if you can't or don't have one of these then try cutting strips and pulling up each strip, if there are 2 of you then it makes the pulling a lot easier"
Answered on 10th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Sometimes warming the area will help loosen the glue and make the tiles easier to remove."
Answered on 12th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Removing old glued down vinyl tiles can be challenging, but here are a few tips to help you:
Use a heat gun to soften the adhesive, making it easier to remove the tiles.
Use a scraper or a putty knife to gently pry up the tiles.
Solvents: Apply a commercial adhesive remover to help loosen the glue, following the manufacturer's instructions.
If other methods fail, you can use a FESTOOL Diamond Grinder Renofix 130 with a diamond abrasive disc."
Answered on 11th Feb 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"i use a window fitters quarter moon knife or a bully stripper with a thin blade but that's a specialist tool which costs over £1k. Quarter moon knife and some pain should do it."
Answered on 11th Apr 2023 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Yes you can remove and fix the new one is not very hard you have to cut the tiles like 4 inch each and scrape up with something sharp"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"It's very heardjob only just with dril be cause I be fire tied with hesn and was no good only with drill sorry if I don't help you"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Hi carolle the best way to remove them is to apply some heat I.e heat gun or hairdryer should help them come up easily. Depending on what flooring your putting down you may have to put a self levelling compound down to kill off the old adhesive"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since May 2020 - report
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