05:12PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
9 lifetime posts
I'm in the process of replacing the kitchen floor. I've managed to pry off the 12" square vinyl tiles with a scrapers. Next comes the hard part --removing the glue. If the old tile had been glued to a 1/4" underlayment, I would have just pulled the undelaynment off and just replaced it. However, in my case, there is no underlayment -- just the 3/4" plywood sub-floor. So I chose to try to remove the glue from the plywood. I've tried a glue solvent, scrapping, heat gun and sanding. There's got to be an easier way! Anyone have experience removing glue?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.


08:21PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
The amount of glue removal necessary may be less if you are installing a floating floor with cushion. I also have used scrapers, solvents and sanders on adhesive. I have not been beaten yet, but let me know what is going to replace the viny.

Something that works amazingly well is soapy water, followed by a heavy scraper blade. I know it sounds too simple, but the wood fibers seem to release the adhesive if you just wet the floor and allow it to work a while.


05:21AM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
9 lifetime posts
The replacement flooring planned is vinyl also -- 12" tiles. The old vinyl was 10 years old and looked worn. I was told that I needed to get all the glue up to get a good bond with the new vinyl tiles. Is this true?

I planned to remove the old glue, apply a primer and lay the new tiles.

Thanks for your help.


05:23PM | 07/17/04
Member Since: 07/11/00
80 lifetime posts
You can easily and safely do this job using the PEEL AWAY 5 paint removal product. Visit the web site at



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