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Old 12-10-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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I have carpet padding that been down for 20 or more years. How do I remove it without damaging the floor.

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What kind of pad, horseshair, foam, bubble rubber, rebond etc.?

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I am going to try and remove rubber backed glued carpet from hardwood floors. Is there a method that someone could recommend.
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Only way I know is to hand scrape and then sand the floor. You might be able to rent a machine, but they aren't common anymore.
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Okay, I thought I would have to hand scrape, but you mention a machine that may not be around anymore...what machine is that? What use?
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Back when there was a lot of rubberback carpet being installed, maybe 20 years ago, most stores had a machine that would scrape up the rubberback. I would check with some local flooring stores about renting one. With one of those, you could take it up in a large room in a couple hours. You would still need to sand but there would be very little hand scraping. I have taken up thousands of yards with one and anyone can run one.

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