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    carpet tiling over a newly painted concrete possible?

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    Hi,

    I messed up, and paint my concrete thinking it was ok to tile with carpet tiles, however i now believe this to not be possible, i wondered if anyone could help with any ideas. or if they have been in the same or similar situation.

    Thanks to everyone who replies in adance,

    Sam.

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    Classic misc thread... and now I await the epic commentz.

    I don't see the problem, so long as the paint is DRY and I mean properly dry.

    If you're worried about the tiles slipping then put them down while the paint is still wet, then the tiles will stick to the floor.

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    cis_groupie

    If you're worried about the tiles slipping then put them down while the … If you're worried about the tiles slipping then put them down while the paint is still wet, then the tiles will stick to the floor.



    Thanks, i have tackifier, however my understanding was, the tackifier eats through the paint and causes them to come unstuck, and then slide... :-(

    Original Poster Banned

    Found my answer.

    Thanks people!!

    1. Preparation
    • Make sure your existing floor is dry and clean and the air temperature is at least 50°F. Vacuum floor thoroughly.

    • If your floor is painted and bonded well to the floor. You can apply carpet tiles directly on the painted surface. If you’re unsure the paint is well bonded to the floor, conduct a very quick and simple test to find out.

    •Test: First, take a piece of aggressive sticky tape, such as duct tape, and press the tape down firmly on the painted surface, keeping one end of the piece of tape in your hand. Then pull the tape up quickly. If the paint comes off with the tape, the paint is not well bonded and your floor will need to be stripped before applying tiles. If the paint doesn’t lift off with the tape, the paint is well bonded to the floor. Test several areas of the floor to unsure the entire floor is suitable to install the carpet tiles

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    Well the tape test failed.

    Anyone got another idea?

    i dont want to lift the paint, i just laid it.

    i was thinking sticky tape like gaffa tape, and bonding the tiles together that way?

    or an underlay and putt he carpet tiles on top?

    any help appreciated.

    Thanks.

    If the paint comes off with the tape, the paint is not well bonded and … If the paint comes off with the tape, the paint is not well bonded and your floor will need to be stripped before applying tiles.



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