07:47PM | 07/20/06
Member Since: 07/19/06
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Anyone have any hints on how to get this stuff up? I have peeled up as much as I can with a puddy knife but this is getting crazy. I can no longer get any more of the glue and few layers closest to the glue up. Any hints please??


03:49PM | 07/22/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
Welcome to the wonderful world of flooring preparation.

When working over a wood substrate, there is no *easy* way to take up only the vinyl and adhesive off of the wood.

We use sharpened ice scrapers with weight added, 4" razer scrapers/paint scrapers all with razor shard blades, and in rare cases we use a floor stripping/scraper machine that you can rent at almost any tool/equipment rental facility.

Lots of drinks , breaks, and elbow grease required !

Usually we do not tear out only the vinyl unless there is a problem with the deterioration of the underlying substrate system.

If the installation includes a 1/4" layer of flooring-grade underlayment under the vinyl and over the main subfloor layer, then most times we remove the 1/4" flooring grade underlayment WITH the vinyl, as it is faster and easier than trying to scrape it off.

IF the instalaltion area does NOT have a 1/4" flooring grade underlayment layer, then we usually remove any loose vinyl, feather our the edges that were loose with some floor patch and a 2-foot trowel, then cover the entire area with 1/4" flooring grade underlayment and go over top of that.

It really depends on what you are putting on top of it too.

Tell me what you are doing exactly and i'll try to help you further.

What are you going to put in there ?


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