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riclavallee

05:03AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
2 lifetime posts
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I have a 12 year old home that sits on a lsab foundation. The laminate wood flooring was glued to the concrete substrate. When I have repaired small areas I found great difficulty in removing the flooring due to the glue.

Due to excessive water damage the floor needs to be replaced. I need to lift and remove as well as prep the concrete for new flooring. It will be replaced with tile and carpet.

I do not have the money to hire a contractor to do the removel so I was going to do it and then have them install the new tile and carpet.

1. What is the easiest and what tools are recommended for removal.

2. What do tools and products do I need to remove the residual materials fromt he substrate?

Any help and recommendation is greatly appreciated.

RL

RL

Billhart

06:29AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
You can rent powered floor scraper like this one.

http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/19610

BTW, either you don't have laminate flooring or it was BADDLY INSTALLED.

Laminate flooring is always a floating floor system, never glued down.

riclavallee

06:57AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
2 lifetime posts
The term "badly" does not even describe it. A few expletives come to mind. Thanks for your reply.

The flooring was laid 12 years ago. Actually the term I think they used is "engineered flooring". The wood is about 1/2inch with a top wood top portion is not even 1/8th of an inch thick. I had a refinisher look at it and there was not enough top side to sand and refinish. we had it microscreened and that was an utter failure. I do not recommend microscreening and then refinishing. The topping coat lifted in many places.

Old adage Do it right the first time holds true.

thanks for the link

RL

RL

Billhart

07:45AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Yes, that is called engineered wood flooring.

In general that type can be nailed (stappled), glued, or floated (where it is only glued to each other but "floats" on the substrate).

But which method depends on the specific conditions. All brands don't allow all methods of install in all conditions.

To lurkers, there is a wide range of engineered flooring products.

Some have over 1/8" of wear layer and can be sanded several times.

Others are paper thin.

idahobiker

06:17PM | 07/20/08
Member Since: 07/19/08
1 lifetime posts
I also just today started trying to remove old Wilsonart laminate flooring. When I had this professionally installed 12 years ago gluing was the only way it could be done. Now I realize that this may be a tremendous amount of work removing it as I was only able to get about a 4 inch square chipped away with 20 minutes work. It started bubbling about a year ago but the glue is holding tight. Is there anything that would work other than renting a scraper as suggested in a previous response?
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