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How to Remove Vinyl Tile Adhesive from old Ceramic Tiles?

organic_smallhome
14 years ago

We just discovered that beneath the old peel-and-stick vinyl tiles in our small 1930s bathroom is the original tile (ceramic?) floor. When I peel up a tile, however, there's all kinds of sticky gunk left on the surface of the original tile. Is there a secret to removing this stuff so that the original tiles aren't damaged? Something eco-friendly, preferably? Also, will original tiles need to be regrouted and reglazed? If any of this is possible/necessary, should I do it myself or hire a professional?

Thanks very much for any advice.

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