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removing glue /adhesive from vinyl floor

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10-09-07, 06:02 PM   #1  
removing glue /adhesive from vinyl floor

I am removing self stick vinyl tiles from kitchen floor-
they're coming off with no problem- the problem is that there is glue/adhesive that was used when the old floor was installed- any suggestions as to what I can use to remove it?

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10-09-07, 06:23 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! What is beneath the self stick tiles you are removing? Is it more linoleum or luan plywood? If it is linoleum, you may be better off trying to remove that layer as well. But if you don't have too much adhesive, you can use Methyl Ethyl Keytone (MEK) on a rag to soften it up and scrape it with a 3" scraping blade. MEK has a lower flash point than lacquer thinner, but it still needs to be used with proper ventilation. Otherwise you can take a trip and never leave the farm.

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