Originally Posted by joecaption
Why remove it and not just go over it?
Joe, If the parquet were not removed, that section of the floor would be 1/2" higher than the rest of the concrete floor. How are you going to install lam at differing heights? Or are you suggesting the OP bring the rest of the floor up to the height of the parquet?
To the OP, like Joe said, Oscillating saw or toe-kick saw. I'd go with the toe-kick. should be quicker. you can usually rent either one. You certainly don't want to try removing it from under the wall (bottom plate).