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So, hi, everyone. I'm in the midst of restoring some floors in my 1906 Victorian here in Pittsburgh. The floors in the image above are where my question lies.
I removed 2 layers of tile (not asbestos) but the bottom layer was adhered to some sort of paper, which in turn was adhered to the floor.
We've been hand scraping it with a tapered putty knife, but that's taking forever.
So, I have a couple questions...what type of adhesive is this likely to be? Does anyone have a suggestion for how to get it up more easily? While you're looking, what type of wood is this? My guess is yellow pine, but I dunno.