If you choose to try to bond the tile to the paint then you need determine what type of paint it is.
Carpet tile over painted concrete.
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Keep the grinder moving to avoid taking off a layer of the concrete along with the glue.
The floor is a 4 inch poured concrete slab over an unheated utility room.
In some cases you can also install carpet tiles over existing wood tile or vinyl flooring so long as the existing flooring is no more than an inch thick.
Measure the room s length and width and then multiply the two to arrive at the room s square footage.
Installing tile over painted concrete adds a few extra steps to your tiling job.
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Answers from honolulu on november 18 2012.
A latex based thin set adhesive should be used over the latex based paint.
All paint will need to be removed before you begin installing the tile.
Just make sure the concrete surface is clean and prepped properly.
Remove as much of the glue as possible from the concrete using a concrete floor grinder.
If the paint comes loose so does the tile.
Run the grinder over the glue in rows overlapping each row by about 3 inches to ensure complete coverage.
Yes that would be a concrete slab sub floor.
Once the concrete floor is paint free the tiling process is similar to most other floor tiling jobs.
Paint prevents thinset from bonding to concrete turning this tile ready surface into a no tile zone forever you can t even use a solvent to strip the paint later since the solvent would also prevent thinset from bonding so we d literally have to hand chip every trace of paint off the concrete if we wanted to undo our quick fix of painting it.
Carpet tiles can adhere to concrete plywood or particleboard subfloors.
You should either strip or bead blast the concrete and thoroughly clean it.
The house was built in the late fifties and the slab floor has been painted at least once.
An epoxy based paint requires an epoxy adhesive to bond to it.
This is a great and inexpensive way to cover unfinished floors basements garages and more.
Water should readily absorb in the concrete as an indication that it is suitable for bonding the tile to it.
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Installing carpet squares over concrete is a simple process requiring only a few basic tools.
Unfortunately the tile cannot be adhered directly to the painted surface.
Paint used on concrete will not bond with the tile adhesive.
However we highly recommend removing existing flooring.