07:39AM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 02/10/03
23 lifetime posts
In attempting to expose the beautiful wood floors that are hidden under 1970's shag carpet, we found that the previous owner had glued the carpet down in one room only...10' x 10'. Any suggestions on how to get the carpet out without damaging the wood floors?


07:58AM | 02/11/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
pull up everything you can,then use an adhesive remover available from your local home center. ( does the carpet have an attached pad,like rubberback) if so there is no possible thing, is the carpet held down by wax on the flooring?

Dave Anderson

01:21AM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
What is it about the 70's?? Anyhow, we had the same deal, but in a kitchen, no less. We pulled up what we could and then a spent a few evenings with a wide putty knife scraping up the adhesive that I could get to. Then we rented a commercial sander and took the oak down to the bare wood, re-stained to match the oak in the rest of the house, and finished it off with some coats of Poly. Very nice! My only complaint is that I can see some sanding divots from the sander as I was inexperienced with using one.
If you don't scrape up the adhesive first, you'll go through a lot more sand paper on the machine...

Good luck!




Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon