Has anyone ever put any Amtico or Kardean down?

Has anyone ever put any Amtico or Kardean down?

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Daz1855

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210 posts

121 months

Saturday 24th October
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I am hoping somebody in the know can offer some advice on this .................

I have a hall floor which has Amtico flooring on it, sitting on top of plywood substrate, been sitting there for years, nothing wrong with it looks great etc. I have closed off a doorway so where the pattern followed the hall properly it now doesn't make sense. The good news is that I have loads of spares Tiles(?) so I won't have to reuse any of the Tiles that are lifted.

Will slightly warming the tiles (hair dryer?) help to lift them? Not bothered about damaging the Tiles, more worried about the plywood underneath.

Does it have to be only Amtico adhesive, I will need a half a cup full at most, they only sell 2.5L? Will Karndean adhesive work, they do 1Lt?

Many thanks in advance for any tips smile


Edited by Daz1855 on Saturday 24th October 11:33

thewoodgnome

58 posts

115 months

Monday 26th October
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I fitted my own Karndean and it's a doddle to do if you are just using the Pressure Adhesive. Also had to remove a single tile and refit which was quite easy although took ages to get the old adhesive up. I didn't use any heat.

I can't comment on compatibility of different makes though - being a bit OCD I'd probably stick to what the manufacturer recommends.

MDMetal

2,074 posts

108 months

Monday 26th October
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I did Amtico in two bathrooms myself I used some wickes floor adhesive. I can't recall exactly what it was called but worked fine. Nice and quick job.

LemonParty

531 posts

196 months

Monday 26th October
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MDMetal said:
I did Amtico in two bathrooms myself I used some wickes floor adhesive. I can't recall exactly what it was called but worked fine. Nice and quick job.
^^ This - I used the Wickes floor adhesive in our bathroom, no problems at all with it.

Monkeylegend

19,918 posts

191 months

Monday 26th October
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Don't forget the battens.

Daz1855

Original Poster:

210 posts

121 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Monkeylegend said:
Don't forget the battens.
Battens, ok you got me?

(thanks to everyone above too thumbup)

thebraketester

10,155 posts

98 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Monkeylegend said:
Don't forget the battens.
Hahaha.