06:11PM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 08/03/05
1 lifetime posts
I need any advice I can get on how to remove wood floors from a concrete sub floor. The wood was glued to the concrete. I am replacing the wood with tile so I need to do as little damage as possible to the concrete.



07:24PM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
Some of the tool rental centers have a scraping machine that is most often used to remove vinyl flooring and adhesive. Seeing that there are no nails holding down the wood, only adhesive, check with them to see if the machine will do that job. Other than that, manual scraping and lifting with a pry bar is the only way I see. You will need to remove the glue as much as possible to create a better bond for the tile thinset. Be careful about using petroleum based solvents, they leave a non-bonding residue behind in the cement. Some modified thinsets are rated to go over cutback adhesive, so that is the kind you want. Dont trust the advice at the big box stores, go to a tile retail store to get the thinset.


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

This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... 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... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon