What used to be here?

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Old 01-20-21, 07:22 AM
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What used to be here?

We picked up a flip house and the laundry room was already de-floored down to the slab, leaving this glue looking stuff on top. it's not bumpy or anything, just swirls like someone took glue and smeared it around. Most of the rest of the house is tile, unblemished, so I'm thinking this wasn't tile. Does anyone know what leaves this behind when you take it up?


 

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Old 01-20-21, 07:27 AM
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They probably had some outdoor carpet laid down there once. What's under the baseboard on the back right corner?
 
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Old 01-20-21, 07:34 AM
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Seamless vinyl flooring in a bathroom.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 07:57 AM
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More details: This is a 350k house, 4000 sq ft. It's in a laundry room. Do people put carpet in laundry rooms? Vinyl might be right. Other corners were cut, we're finding.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 08:08 AM
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As long as it's smooth, you can put down whatever you want.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 03:47 PM
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Back in the 70s and 80s people were putting carpet everywhere.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 04:20 PM
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Don't get me started - for some reason, my best friend's mom carpeted the kitchen and bathrooms in her house. After that, I think anything is possible.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 04:33 PM
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My sister did that at her house many years ago. Could not understand it.
However, except for the kitchen and bathrooms our house is carpeted. I know it's not in style, but my comfort is more important than the current fade. Nothing like walking on warm, soft carpet in bare feet, especially on cold winter day.
 
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Old 01-21-21, 10:21 AM
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I actually installed carpet over pad in a utility room, kitchen and bathroom in a house. And it was white plush carpet. And a rental at that.
 
 

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