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mdp964

10:44AM | 11/19/06
Member Since: 11/18/06
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I recently purchade a house in SW Virginia, the enitre house is carpeted, includung bathrroms & kitchen. Imagine. Ipullrd up the old smelly shag carpet and underneath there was another thin carpet much like you see Dr's offices, no padding and underneath the 2nd carpet was hardwood floors but w/what I can only imagine is some type of black glue, in somes areas it is just black dust and i take off w/a broom and the hardwood floors look in good contition. Iguess my question is How do I remove all that old black glue? Pls help - I can't stand that smelly old carpet.......

flooringworldDOTorg

06:59AM | 12/02/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
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i think what you are seeing is rubber backed carpet padding from padded carpeting that had aged and powdered away.

You can scrape most of it up, but some may have been glued to the flooring or adhered itself to the existing floor finish.

Scrape up what you can ... then sand the hardwood flooring until its gone, then refinish the hardwood.

I doubt you will be able to get it all up and clean without sanding and refinishing of the wood floor.

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