Martinez Commercial Glue-Down Carpet DisposalAs with any type of remodeling project, your first order of business is to prepare for the debris. This will quickly pile up as you work along, and become overwhelming if you haven’t planned for it. So, have a local junk hauling service ready to go. This way, when it’s time, all that material and debris can easily be picked up and taken away so you don’t have to deal with it.
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 GateOften times, in offices and retail spaces, the carpet is commercial grade. This makes it more durable, to lessen the wear caused by heavy foot traffic. Over time, even commercial grade carpet begins to show signs of wear. Eventually, it must be replaced with new flooring.
Martinez Commercial Glue-Down Carpet Removal GuideTo remove commercial glue-down carpet, you’ll only need a few tools. Gather together gloves, pliers, a putty knife, a large floor scraper, a bucket, a hand sprayer, adhesive or mastic remover, and a bucket. Also, liquid dish soap and bleach to clean and disinfect the subfloor underneath. Here’s a simple overview of how to do commercial glue-down carpet removal you can follow:
- Score the carpet into sections. Start the process by cutting the carpet into four, six, or eight large sections. Use a utility knife to score into the carpet, taking care not to gouge the subfloor underneath.
- 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.)
- Apply mastic remover to the subfloor. After all the carpet is off the subfloor, you can then use mastic remover to get rid of the adhesive residue on the subfloor.
- Clean and disinfect the subfloor to finish. To finish the job and prep for new flooring, simply clean and disinfect using liquid dish soap and bleach.