Flooring Material DisposalLike other types of engineered flooring, linoleum can be manufactured to look like wood flooring, stone flooring, or practically any other type of flooring material. Another big advantage to linoleum is that it is super easy to clean and maintain. However, though it’s got only a few negatives, like the fact that it is susceptible to damage from sharp objects.
One of the most frustrating home remodeling tasks is trying to remove an old linoleum or vinyl floor. Even when the linoleum is pulled off, things only get worse. Now you’re faced with gobs of old glue that seem harder than meteorites all over the floor. —ImproveNet.comOne of its most problematic attributes is the fact that linoleum does not typically age well. It generally becomes brittle over time (and usually discolors, as well). Which means it’s harder to take up off the subfloor because brittle linoleum will break into small pieces, making it more difficult to remove as a whole.
Vinyl Floor Removal in OldsmarTo begin the vinyl floor removal process, you’ll first need to empty out the room. Don’t leave anything behind, including any decor and/or furniture. This only presents a risk of damage and that’s something you’ll want to avoid.
- Start in a corner. To pull up vinyl flooring, you’ll need to start in a corner, because that’s where you’ll have the most luck. So, pick a corner or two and pick at them to start to pull the vinyl away from the subfloor.
- Scrape away the adhesive. It’s highly likely you’ll need to use a floor scraper to remove the vinyl from the subfloor, which will expose the adhesive underneath. Scrape the adhesive but do so carefully to avoid gauging the subfloor.
- Amply apply adhesive remover. Next, you’ll need to take the adhesive off the subfloor. The scraper will only go so far. So, use adhesive remover to take up the remnants.
- Dry and clean the subfloor to finish. To finish the job, you’ll need to let the subfloor dry and then disinfect and clean it. Thereafter, you can put down new flooring.