Originally Posted by Basbousa
That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the link, that was helpful to read. Can you explain why I have to remove the black adhesive/mastic? Will nothing stick to it? I was thinking peel and stick vinyl for this area since it's just the entry way.
Well... it may not stick to that mastic... and It may... only trying a piece will let you know for sure.
Having done this before, I would do what the other pro's have done in the post I gave you, one even had a link. Go with as much removed as possible, and install some self leveling compound. (Per Chuck)
As for the pipe. leave it. Build a new foot rack, seat or a coat cubby. Get creative behind the door, your not putting a furniture there anyway.
If this was easy, everyone would be doin it.