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Looking for best way to remove old linoleum flooring


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Old 09-14-14, 06:37 PM
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Looking for best way to remove old linoleum flooring

I had old carpet on these steps, ripped that out and saw it was put down over some old school linoleum. I left the pad down for now because I can see about 800 staples in there, lol.

What would be my best method to get this stuff off and out of there? What tools would I use, and where would I start? thanks in advance

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look around as you can rent this just about everywhere: Edco Tile Shark Floor Scraper Stripper | eBay

IF you're just doing steps, good luck - 2" \sharpened brick chisel & bosch bulldog will work best - nitemare work, tho !
 
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What do you intend to do with the stairs once you remove the linoleum? Is the wood under there good enough to sand and finish as wood stairs?

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Thats the problem, I have no idea what it will look like under there. Ideally, yes, Id like to keep the wood in good shape
 
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Stairs

Replace the risers and treads.
 
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Old 09-16-14, 09:30 AM
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Wirepuller has some good advice, maybe just remove wood completely and replace.
It may be easier than trying to remove linoleum and repairing surface. Also, the old linoleum may have asbestos and removing it in sections will reduce the chances of fibers going airborne.
 
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Are you SURE that is linoleum, a product made with sawdust and oils? It looks to me to be a vinyl type of flooring.

IF it is vinyl you may be able to get the adhesive to release using either a heat gun or by laying blocks of dry ice on the material.

Linoleum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 

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