Hey guys (and gals).
My wife and I decided to pull up the decades old carpet in our dining room, as we know there was hard wood floor underneath (same as in the computer room). Computer room carpet and pad came up very clean, and simple. The dining room carpet however, is older and thinner.
Here's our dilema:
It looks like the carpet pad was glued down to the wood floor, or that it's so old it's become attached. We've tried scraping it off with a putty knife, but there is still a grey residue to it that doesn't come off easily.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to remove this? We only attempted on a 2x2 section... the whole room is close to 14x14.
Thanks for any tips
6 replies to this topic
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:39 AM
Thanks doc - I'll look into that. Trying to find a solution that can be done in spurts and will be fairly safe. We have 7 cats, so it would be difficult to keep them out of the working area while sanding etc.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:47 PM
I have done professional carpet an tile cleaning as well as restoration. Havent touched wood but from what one of my mentors told me, not much we can do but I did work with my brother in doing his floors an Doc's recommendation is exactly what did when we worked on it. An the floor came out beautiful.
Edited by Artos, 24 July 2012 - 01:48 PM.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:02 AM
I don't have a heat gun, but I can try the hair dryer this weekend. Thanks Raccoon. I'll let you all know how well it works.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:18 PM
Not sure if it will work because I can't see the floor, but have you tried any of the paint/stain stripping solvents? I have used some of them before (sorry can't remember the name), you just brush it on, let it sit for a while, and then scrape it off. Certainly it will take off your finish too, but I think that is coming off no matter what. This is something you could do in small areas, and over a period of time.