Parque wood floor removal

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Old 05-02-02, 07:41 AM
WarrenThiry
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Angry Parque wood floor removal

I'm trying to remove a Parque floor from plywood underneath (subfloor).

I was able to get most of it up in the only high traffic area.

However,

It seems to be glued down with a super-adhesive that makes scraping it off with a large steel handled scraper impossible. I make very slow tedious progress with a hammer and a chisel or crowbar which rips into the plywood.

Is there a machine I can use, or some easier way because this would take over 20 to 30 hours for ~700 square feet.

Can I spray or pour on some kind of adhesive dissolver?
or rent a machine?
 
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Old 05-02-02, 05:41 PM
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Removing parquet

There is an electronic tool that you can rent for removing vinyl that will get under the edge of the tile and vibrate it loose. Other than prying with garden edger, square shovel, or scrapers and pry bars, there is no easy way. Perhaps a heat gun along the edge of the tile to soften and adhesive as you lift the tiles might be helpful. If the installers did a good job of gluing down the tiles, removing them will be no easy task.
 
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Old 05-04-02, 06:17 AM
Locy's Hardwood
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parquet removal

twelvepole is right i would try using a heat gun and see what it does.
 
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Old 05-06-02, 06:17 AM
Si B
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I just removed 400 sq ft using the back of a hammer head (the part normally used to pull nails), but maybe the glue wasn't so strong on my floors.
 
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