How hard is it to remove vinyl flooring?


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Old 08-08-06, 01:23 PM
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How hard is it to remove vinyl flooring?

I recently bought a brand new house and choose vinyl flooring for the kitchen. Now I thinking about installing ceramic tile flooring and removing the newly builder installed vinyl flooring. From what I've read, I need to first score the vinyl flooring, add a chemical stripper, and use a long handle scrapper to remove the vinyl. How hard is it to remove vinyl flooring? Is it a difficult task to take on?

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Old 08-08-06, 01:41 PM
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Whoa, hold the phone, its not wallpaper.

Lift a register and get a prybar between the underlayment and the subfloor and start prying up the vinyl and underlaymeny at one fell swoop. Chemical strippers are potenyial bond breakers for any future flooring installations.
 
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Old 08-08-06, 02:59 PM
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Ah, but what if they glued the underlayment to the subflooring? That's the situation I face now, and I haven't a clue as to how to do get the old floor, paper backing, and adhesive up.
 
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Old 08-08-06, 05:42 PM
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Removing the underlayment from OSB is no big deal even if it's glued. Its not like theyuse a full spread of adhesive under the stuff. The underlayment has to go anyhow if you plan to use a ceramic or stone tile.
 
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Old 08-08-06, 06:18 PM
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In this case, they actually did use a full layer of adhesive. It's one of several really stupid things I've found since I started working on the kitchen.
 
 

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