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craigshd 02-11-2012 07:08 PM

1 inch oak floors
i have 1 inch oak floors in my house 1900 four square,my office and kitchen have vinyl covering i started to remove it has glue that is black and thick what is the best way to get this glue off so wood floors can be saved.

joecaption 02-11-2012 07:11 PM

Lots and lots of elbow grease.
A razer scraper, floor scraper, sometimes a heat gun helps.
Do not use any form of chemical stripper.

SingleGuy 02-20-2012 01:22 PM

I used Goof Off to remove old linoleum in my bathroom once. It worked great and the product dried quick enough that the raw wood sub-floor didn't get soaked but 1) the smell was rough ( a bit dangerous probably ) and 2) it was the gray adhesive. Not sure about the black you mention so your results could be different if you chose to try this.

DannyT 02-20-2012 01:42 PM

how old is the vinyl you removed? is it old enough that there could be asbestos in it or in the mastic used to stick it down?

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