Indoor-Outdoor 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.
Removing outdoor carpet is no easy task – often it is glued down to cement and makes the task much more difficult than removing indoor carpeting. As carpeting outdoors can make or break the environment and mood of the space, replacing an old worn out carpet though a difficult task can be rewarding by remaking the space into an enjoyable one. —Do It Yourself.comAlso, 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.
Old Indoor-Outdoor Carpet Removal Guide in EaglevilleNow, let’s get to how to remove indoor-outdoor carpet. More than likely, it’s installed with glue. Which means it’s literally stuck directly to the subfloor. Here’s a general overview for how to go about old indoor-outdoor carpet removal:
- Clear the space out. Your first order of business is to remove any furniture and decor from the room. Empty it out completely so there are no obstacles and to avoid damage.
- 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.
- Pull up the cut-up carpet sections one-by-one. Once you have the sections cut, you can start to pull one after the other, taking caution not to damage the walls. And, practice good posture to avoid hurting your back. Roll each section up as you free it and put it out of the room.
- 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.