concrete basement floor

Old 02-26-03, 03:03 AM
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concrete basement floor

Hi everyone,
Newbie here.
I have a problem that need help with.
I recently removed a subfloor in my basement and found that the furring strips and plywood had been placed directly over wooden parquet flooring.
After removing all the parquet, the paper backing and glue is kinda imbedded into the concrete. I would like to remove it because I plan to put another subfloor down(DriCore), and am concerned about possible moisture/mold problems with the remaining paper backing from the parquet. The fllor had been down for 20+ years.
I am thinking of sanding the concrete with a floor sander to get down to clean concrete. What do you think? Any other suggestions that won't kill me? Thanks. Looking forward to your responses.
Old 02-26-03, 04:46 AM
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You may wan to to try some mineral spirits or some vinegar with water to help with removal of the paper/adhesive. Just a thought. Sanding may take awhile but so would this. See what way would be better. Call your local flooring/paint store for suggestions on removal.

Good Luck!

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