removing outdoor carpeting from a concrete patio

Old 05-27-00, 12:34 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions as to a less laborious way of removing glued down outdoor carpeting from a cement patio? We have a solvent to remove the glue underneath but getting the old carpeting up is a JOB!
Old 05-28-00, 01:25 PM
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Sounds like whoever installed the carpeting did a really good job. This type of carpeting usually has a water proof backing and it isn't likely that the solvent would penetrate to the adhesive below.

You can rent a floor removal tool from your local rent-it center. These are designed for tile floors, but should work well on your carpeting. Once the carpet's off, then use the solvent to remove the excess adhesive.

Old 05-29-00, 01:12 AM
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If you can use a carpet knife and score it into long thin strips sometimes can pull it off by hand. Say 12" wide.


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