06:35PM | 05/14/01
Member Since: 05/13/01
1 lifetime posts
After purchasing my home 12 years ago I don't EVER want to have to remove 2 layers of anything again! I want to put new linoleum down in the laundry and kitchen but this stuff is really adhered to the concrete slab! I bought a handled tool at Home Depot that is supposed to make removal easier, but if this is easier I sure don't want to know what the hard way is! I'm not lazy, just want to know if anyone has any suggestions for making this project a little less distasteful. Thanks for any tips you can offer!

Jay J

03:04PM | 05/15/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi PaulaC,

No, you're doing it as easy as it comes. Sometimes, I've used an Ice Chopper. NOT the spike, hand-held kind. I mean the kind that we in the Snowy states use to chop the ice outside on our walkways and driveway and such. Keeping a SHARP edge is important when working on concrete. Buy yourself a file for this.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


02:29PM | 05/20/01
Member Since: 05/19/01
12 lifetime posts
Just to add another problem to the mix but consider if the flooring is over 15-20 years old it may have asbestos in it as well. Be careful when doing this yourself. Have it tested and if positive and you don't want to pay the extreme expense of having it abated, use caution, don't tear it out but cut it out.
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