11-03-2013 05:08 PM
I am in the process of taking linoleum floor tiles up off the existing floor which is also linoleum but one solid piece. I am wanting to know what the best thing is to use to get the old adhesive off of the linoleum without doing damage to the original piece. After I get the tiles up I want to put laminate wood flooring down but dont want to deal with a sticky floor until it is all up. Thanks
11-06-2013 01:29 PM
Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!
It would be hard not to damage the linoleum that is still in one piece underneath. As long as your tiles can easily come up, then you can use a scraper-free alternative to get the adhesive off the linoleum.
Shown below,we carry a paste (not liquid) based adhesive remover that can get rid of the glue still on the floor. I will warn you though, this can damage the surface integrity of the linoleum. Since the floor will be covered anyway, this won't be too much of an issue.
However, you will need chemical resistant gloves, a breathing mask, and a metal scraper to ensure the glue comes off effectively. Work in small sections so the remover doesn't start to dry. Click on the image for additional information.
Once you use this, you can have an adhesive free floor for your laminate flooring. Try a small area first to ensure that it works, and then continue removing the rest if it is effective.
Let me know if this has worked for you, and please update us on your progress.
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