04-25-2012 01:23 PM
I am trying to strip my concrete foundation of all layers of glue from previous flooring (so I can eventually lay some tile down). I've tried to use a metal scraper for floors, plus adhesive remover. There appears to be several layers of different types of glue on this foundation making it a very time consuming, labor intense job. Is there a better way? Perhaps a machine that will scrape this gunk off?
04-26-2012 08:02 AM
Many (but not all) of the Tool Rental Departments have a buffing machine with a hexpin surface prep system. This tool has carbide tips on a pad that is commonly used to remove glue from concrete floors.
Check in with The Stores in your area and verify who rents this tool ... it should make the job a bit easier.
You'll also want to check with your Flooring Associate ... depending upon the type floor your are installing, your floors may not have to be perfectly smooth. The mastic, used to install tile, also acts as a filler.
NOTE: There is a significant fee for cleaning the glue off the buffer. So think ahead and have solvent on-hand to remove the glue residue before returning the machine.
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