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missj

09:26AM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 06/21/03
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I live in an apartment building dating back to the 1800s, and have very old unfinshed wooden floors. When I moved in, I bought very cheap carpeting just to cover them, and used a heavy duty double-sided tape to secure it to the floor. I am moving in one week and am having a very difficult time getting it up. any suggestions? i'm rather desperate.

k2

04:12PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Greetings MissJ,

Try a product called De-Solv-it. Great on things like price stickers and other gluey things that won't come off. I think my wife purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond but I think you can find at supermarkets, etc. Best of luck!

P.S....some more info, including where to find:

1. http://www.de-solv-it.com/

2. http://www.orange-sol.com/retailers.htm

[This message has been edited by k2 (edited June 22, 2003).]

[This message has been edited by k2 (edited June 22, 2003).]

missj

01:10AM | 06/23/03
Member Since: 06/21/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try!
Do you know if any ecological methods of removing the tape?

k2

07:14AM | 06/23/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hmmmm, haven't thought about that (ecological methods). Not sure how earth-friendly that product is, but typically you use so little--just a spray, and wait a few minutes for the glue to dissolve. But that's probably not what you want to hear. There could be eco-alternatives...but I don't know off-hand. (If you find one, please let us know!)

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