COMMUNITY FORUM

coachcr

05:12PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
9 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
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.

tomh

08:21PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 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.

coachcr

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.

hy

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 www.peelaway.com


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... 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... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2