basement storage room flooring problem.


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Old 03-09-16, 06:38 AM
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basement storage room flooring problem.

I have basement room with carpet over old tile. The tile is likely asbestos tile as my best guess. I want to simply remove the carpet, remove any loose tiles and place something directly over the tile.

I tested a 12x12 adhesive tile on top of the old tile and it doesn't stick. I need something that doesn't use adhesive. I do not want to spend money on leveling compound or any other extras .... this is for a room with no traffic and is only used as storage.

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Old 03-09-16, 06:43 AM
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Why remove the carpet for a storage room? If you do, you could always throw down a piece of loose lay vinyl like IVC.
 
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figuring the carpet is a wick for moisture.

Although I don't have wet carpet at the moment.
 
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Old 03-09-16, 06:52 AM
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Remove carpeting. If it's just for storage I would put 2 x 4 or bricks to put things on. That will give air flow through the bottom section and avoid mold and moisture. Use a dehumidifier during summer months.
 
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Thing is if I simply remove carpet, the old 9x9 tile is in bad shape. There is adhesive and such on the surface from previous carpet/flooring. Some of the tiles have come loose as well exposing the glue on the underside which I assume is asbestos as well.
 
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Bricks, blocks or pallets under your stored items so air can flow across the carpet would be my simplest suggestion.
 
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Old 03-09-16, 09:02 AM
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Remove loose tiles just let the glue dry over time. Use the skid idea from above post or bricks and don't worry about it. Asbestos is not harmful if not air born and if not disturbed.
 
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im not worried about that asbestos... something else will get me before that. lol. Plus any exposed glue needs no curing time, its been curing for 60 years I bet!!!

Although this a storage room, I do need it to look decent. The tiles are not that.

I like the idea of laying down vinyl as sam floor mentioned but I fear glue will not stick to the tiles and if I leave the tiles. I still will have to level it out or something so I don't see imprints thru the vinyl.
 
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Old 03-09-16, 12:24 PM
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Vinyl like IVC doesn't need to be glued. It is held down by trim around the edges.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...F79B&FORM=VIRE

Several companies make this type of vinyl
 
 

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