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How to Remove Glue and Adhesive from FloorsBy: Danny Lipford
When removing glued down flooring, such as vinyl or linoleum, it’s important to get as much of the old adhesive off the subfloor as possible to provide a smooth surface for the new flooring. There are several tools that can be used to remove flooring adhesive, including:
- Hand Scraper: A simple hand floor scraper has a metal blade mounted on a handle. Using one can take a lot of work, so be sure to wear gloves to avoid blisters.
- Reciprocating Saw: When equipped with a scraper attachment, such as the Spyder Scraper, this common power tool can make quick work of removing dried adhesive from almost any surface.
- Power Scraper: This walk behind machine is the fastest way to scrape a floor. Available at tool rental stores.
Floor scraper Spyder Scraper Power scraper
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