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Old 01-06-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Delaminating flooring?

I have Horizon Laminate flooring in the house I'm getting ready to buy. The plastic coating is coming up. Is there like a stripper I can use to take all the plastic coating up? I plan on replacing the floor, but in the mean time would just like to strip it and put another coat or 2 of clear coat down to make the floor usable for now. Any suggestions?

John in Seffner, FL

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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Delaminating flooring?

Once a laminate floor fails, its pretty much a done deal. I don't think you'll successfully get more life out the floor, and can't think of a safe way to strip the plastic.

Any way to post a picture of what you're facing?

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Delaminating flooring?

if it is only a small area heat with a heat gun (blow dryer is not hot enough) and use a sharp 3" putty knife to peel the plastic from the surface. Sand edges and fill and sand with new poly
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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Delaminating flooring?

Thanks for the suggestion. I might try the heat gun, but not sure how effective it will be for 500 some feet. Otherwise for now till money comes in, maybe scrape and repoly for now and then do a big change to hardwood. Thanks again. I will check this sight more often now.
I will post pictures later something is wrong now.
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