Floor Strip Help!


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Old 08-11-05, 11:22 AM
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Floor Strip Help!

What is the best way to remove a vinyl floor that has been heavily glued? What are the steps I need to take to make this easy?
 
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Old 08-16-05, 10:13 AM
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Heat gun and scraper is helpful for removing vinyl. So is a utility knife for cutting vinyl into strips.
 
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There is nothing easy about full spread sheet vinyl removal!!

You can rent a floor stripper machine, but your still left with glue residue to hand scrap, with a 4" razor flooring scraper, on your hands and knees.

Yes it all has to go and it is not fun. Plan on blisters.
 
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Old 08-20-05, 08:23 AM
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Ok thanks for the reply, I don't mind the work as long as its not for nothing
 
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Old 08-27-05, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Carpets Done Wright
There is nothing easy about full spread sheet vinyl removal!!

You can rent a floor stripper machine, but your still left with glue residue to hand scrap, with a 4" razor flooring scraper, on your hands and knees.

Yes it all has to go and it is not fun. Plan on blisters.

Hello,

Just curious why you say "it all has to go"? I am currently removing the vinyl sheet but some of the glue is still stuck on the 1/4" plywood. I am planning on putting on thinset then a Rhinoboard (backer cement board). If this is the case, would I still need to remove the last drop of glue or whatever material is still stuck on the plywood? I am hoping that i don't have to replace this 1/4" plywood that is currently sitting on top of a 3/4" Particle wood floor.

How do most professional contractors do it?

Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.

Timon
 
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Old 08-29-05, 12:10 PM
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LOL!!!

Your heading down a road of disaster! A complete failure!! Might as well send the money your fixing to spend, to the needy.

The problem with your situation is the particle board needs to go anyway!!!!!
 
 

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