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remove old linoleum?
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Posted: August 3, 2008 5:01 AM

We purchased an old house with linoleum that appears to have been there quite some time. It is glue to a wood subfloor and we are having trouble figuring out how to remove it.
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Posted: August 27, 2008 2:15 AM

RE: remove old linoleum?
Be cautious when removing any old flooring as asbestos can be present in many different types. Depending on the type of flooring you're planning to install, you can often install over the top of an existing layer or two. If removal is necessary and you're confident asbestos is not an issue in the flooring or the adhesive under it, you can usually remove it by cutting it into managageable strips, usually 6 inches wide or so depending on how well it is adhered to the subfloor. The more it is stuck, the smaller the strips. You can then use a floor scraper (available at most hardware and home improvement stores) to scrape-up the strips one at a time. If the flooring is really stuck, you will really get blisters sorry.
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Posted: August 28, 2008 4:16 PM

RE: remove old linoleum?
Another possible solution if clearance allows would be to install a new underlayment over the old flooring and then install the new.
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