Removing vinyl flooring from hardwood floors

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Old 05-31-02, 06:52 PM
SEANMORAN
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Removing vinyl flooring from hardwood floors

I currently have a couple of wood steps that have been covered up with vinyl flooring. Can anyone suggest what might be the best (and safest) way to to remove the vinyl and the glue which at this point is black looking? Once removed, what is the best route to take to refinish them to their natural look? Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 06-02-02, 04:14 PM
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Removing vinyl

A heat gun and scraper are recommended for removing vinyl and adhesive from wood floors. A stripper can be used for removing adhesive residues. Wooden steps will require sanding and refinishing. You can find helpful info at http://www.finishingwoodfloors.com
 
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Old 06-03-02, 08:33 AM
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Thumbs up on our Church floor....

We have been using a stripper called Parks adhesive remover. Does also take off whatever finish is on the wood.
You just brush it on then let it set for 10-20 minutes and then take a putty knife to scrape it off. Makes the glue come off like frosting on a cake. We then wash the area with a solution of TSP and warm water. Works great.
Someone had put realllly icky floor tile over the nice hardwood floors in the old Church we are fixing up as a home. We have had over 1800 square feet of this to do!
Wes
 
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