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Tbones
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Posted: August 3, 2008 4:58 AM

We are removing very old carpet and the padding has bonded to the wood subfloor. Why is this and is there any easy way to remove it?
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 4, 2008 7:13 PM

RE: padding bonded to wood subfloor, need help please
Over time, changes in humidity and accidental spills can cause the carpet pad to bond to the subfloor A long handle scrapper or a shovel with a flat edge should help you to remove the old pad.
ichiban
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Posted: August 13, 2008 12:54 AM

RE: padding bonded to wood subfloor, need help please
This is commonly seen when tearing up old carpet that had padding with clay additives. It’s also seen with foam padding. To avoid this problem in the future,try using a REBOND padding.
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Posted: August 14, 2008 5:17 AM

RE: padding bonded to wood subfloor, need help please
I've seen many a rebond pad disentegrate and stick to the floor because of moisture as well. Some of the new solid foam pads might be better, but only time will tell. Certainly, if pets or children are present, a pad with a moisture barrier is recommended. It's also not a bad idea to seal any areas where the pad was stuck to the floor with Kilz or similar primer, just in case the moisture was caused by a pet accident.
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