To remove adhesive from a hardwood floor, bring a pot of water to a boil. Soak some old towels in the water and then place them on the adhesive. After letting them sit for 3 to 5 minutes, wipe off as much adhesive as you can.
To level the floors for wood. You will have to remove plywood in kitchen or add another layer in the other room to have it be flat. Kitchen just hope the built up floor was not done before the cabinet bases were put in( can you see the problem here) It can be a real bear to level floors.
I have done a couple of acres worth of wood flooring both glue down prefinished and old style strip floors (nail down, sand and apply finish on site). That glue is very tough and there is no way if it has been installed properly that you can save the wood.
This video shows removing glued to concrete wood flooring and its glue remnants. The tools used were 48" floor scraper, 5" floor scraper, Skill Saw with plywood blade, chisel, 4" angle grinder ...
The floors are wood, old wood. Who ever put the floors down used too much of that black glue stuff; it keeps creeping through the cracks of the wood. It’s disgusting.
Some glue down wood floors are easier to remove than others. I've found those that were installed in the earlier days (1970's) of glue down flooring to be the hardest due to the types of adhesives that were used.
Removing engineered flooring from concrete subfloor can be an easy task, or it can be a nightmare. In this video we are showing you how to remove glued engineered from concrete.
Pete's Hardwood Floors owner and floor ... remove most of that glue first, especially if it is a thick layer. ... of adhesives used to glue down those old floor ...
We used a small Folsom flooring store to install glued down engineered wood floors and they did a BAD job on the install. HUGE gaps, etc. Well they came out at their cost and ripped it all up.
The idea is for the sawzall blade to cut through the glue and not cut into the wood at all. Once you get the technique down, whole planks will come up with no wood left on the floor. Just a light film of glue will be left.
How to Remove Glue and Adhesive from Floors By: 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.
Installing a hardwood floor can be an arduous process, and it can leave a mess behind. Besides dust and wood shavings, you might find some blobs of adhesive glue that was vital to the installation.
Made from layers of real wood compressed together, engineered hardwood floors are better able to handle changes in moisture and humidity than solid hardwood. If you’ve decided to install engineered hardwoods, there are four possible installation methods depending on the subfloor: glue, nail, staple and float.
Use a floor scraper rented from a home improvement store or equipment rental shop to remove the remaining glue on the floor. The floor scraper is a machine with a solid plate and carbide teeth on the bottom which will cut right through the glue left on the subfloor.
Remove any glue remaining on the subfloor. Depending the glue’s adhesion, you may need to use a variety of tools. A hand scraper with a long handle will, ideally, remove most of the glue.
The cost to Remove Flooring starts at $1.19 - $2.30 per square foot, but can vary significantly with site conditions and options. Get fair costs for your SPECIFIC project requirements. See typical tasks and time to remove flooring, along with per unit costs and material requirements.