Glue-Down Carpet DisposalOkay, so there are two big sets of challenges in front of you. The first is the actual removal. The second is what to do with it once it’s up. For the most part, you can just call a local junk removal company to haul it away. When they come by, take the opportunity to offload and purge whatever else you no longer want, need, or don’t use. You can really lighten the load and free up a good amount of space and kill two birds with one stone.
A “glued-down” floor refers to flooring installed on a concrete or plywood subfloor with adhesive. Vinyl tiles and sheet vinyl, as well as some types of hardwood and carpet, are installed using an adhesive. Remove the flooring with a floor-scraping tool. For large rooms, a walk-behind power scraper works best. —San Francisco Gate HomeguidesAlso, you’ll have one additional challenge. And, that’s not damaging the subfloor underneath. If it’s concrete, this might not be a problem. But, even if it is, or another material, there’s a chance you can damage it. So, proceed with caution to avoid causing yourself additional work, time, and expense.
Lost Hills Glue-Down Carpet Removal GuideTo remove glue-down carpet, you’ll have to do it step-by-step. Unfortunately, there are no workable shortcuts. So, here’s how to do glue-down carpet removal right. Start by emptying the room completely. Leave no furniture or decor behind. Then, do the following to remove glue-down carpet:
- Cut the carpet into sections. Cut into the carpet with a utility knife, scoring it from one end of the room to the other. Then, go across the room, creating four separate sections. Cut again in both directions until there’s four different sections.
- Scrape from the corners inward. Next, insert a floor scraper under the carpet in a corner and work under it to the other sides. (It might be possible to pull up entire sections once initially loosened.)
- Remove the adhesive from the subfloor. Use a glue dissolution solvent to remove the adhesive from the floor; following the manufacturer’s instructions to get the best results.