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Old 10-24-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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Removing flooring


What would be the best way to remove vinyl flooring?
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:30 PM   #2
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How is it adhered?

A spread glue, peel and stick, or other way.

Try a commercial heat gun to loosen the adhesive.

Then a WIDE putty knife to scrape it.


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It is most commonly adhered with a type of carpet glue or something of similar substance. I purchased a floor scraper with a long handle from Lowe's for about $15. Tool worked great and is rated for carpet, linoleum, and even breaking up tile. Look into something like this and some type of solvent to remove the excess adhesive. (It's not imperitive you remove every last atom of glue..as long as it's smooth and flat) Consider sanding as well, I would not point a commercial heat gun at my floor unless you're very careful with it. It's easy to start a fire with those on high power if you're inexperienced.

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Old 11-18-2015, 11:22 PM   #4
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To get rid of the glue that had been securing the vinyl to the sub floor is little tough. Use a utility knife to cut the vinyl flooring into 12-inch strips and use a scraper tool or a kitchen spatula to get the strip loose. You can also use a hammer-and-chisel combination to chip at the hardened adhesive.
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Scrapper and a knife are the correct materials. But I recommend you not to go on yourself if you are not perfect on the work. Do not hesitate to contact a professional service.
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What's going down for new flooring?
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Scrapper and a knife are the correct materials. But I recommend you not to go on yourself if you are not perfect on the work. Do not hesitate to contact a professional service.
Huh? Christopherjhar sounds a lot like soperfectpaint.
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They're usually very hard to remove, what subfloor you have also makes a big difference.
For a concrete slab I would just rent out a floor stripper, if you have a plywood subfloor then a combination of head gun & floor scraper would be your best bet, I hate vinyl flooring, especially removing it!
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Scrappers will be the right choice for you.
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Before you start it, do check what your vinyl has glued to. In case, it is glued to an underlayment, ailed or stapled, you can proceed by taking out the underlayment. Just set your skil-saw to a depth which allows you to cut through the vinyl and the underlayment and then you can easily cut it into long strips. Once you are sure about them, start pulling them out. Make sure you use a cheap framing blade and an eye protection.
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Just try to use scrappers lol
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