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Tiles covered with leveling compound

Asked by Gill from Hampshire: I've lifted old vinyl flooring and found quarry tiles underneath. Unfortunately some areas are covered with what appears to be some form of leveling compound. I have been able to chisel some of this away but don't want to damage the tiles. Are you able to suggest a better way to remove it? Many thanks

TileProf says: Hi Gill, If its a cement based leveling compound and not a latex one then these are the hardest to get off, I have heard a whacker plate is good at breaking the compound up but it may upset the Tiles as well to some degree. if it is a latex leveling compound then I would try some of our Remove and Go and Nano-tech ultra clean, mix it in and then leave it for a few hours to soak in then use a scrubbing brush and some warm water and scrub up the old solution and use a wet vac to suck it up. Regards Russell at Tile Doctor http://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/Nanotech-UltraClean.html http://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/Remover.html

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