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capslock 03-31-2008 07:33 AM

Hardwood has a subfloor on top that I would like to remove

I just discovered that I have redwood hardwood flooring in my kitchen. Actually there are two types I believe but I am not sure 100% at the moment.

The previous owner we came to find placed a subfloor on top of the kitchen hardwood floor.

We were going to place a cork floor in but now that we discovered the hardwood we will be going to use that floor instead.

However this is where I come here to ask you questions. The subfloor had been I guess glued to the hardwood. There is a black "matting" underneith the sub floor that is extremely tedious ro remove as it is bound by adhesive if I had to guess.

So, what would you suggest I use to remove the adhesive from the hardwoord flooring?

Removing the sub floor is easy, its this stuff thats glued to the floor thats a problem. Thanks for any tips and your time :)

Floorwizard 03-31-2008 09:13 PM


worst case.....never will happen. scrape and destroy, then sand the heck out of it until all gone.

no miracle here.

capslock 03-31-2008 09:42 PM you are saying that there is no solvents that can remove adhesive off of a hardwood floor?

Floorwizard 04-01-2008 10:27 AM

bostics best makes an adhesive remover safe for urethane floors. but that may be too weak and you are not going to save the urethane.
I am sure there is acetoneor thinner as well.
in the end you will need to sand anyway, so possibly you could let the sanding do all the work.

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