Dec 05, 2006 2:54 pm
I am currently renovating my kitchen and have just pulled up the vinyl flooring and it appears there are a few layers under here including what looks like cork flooring and some strong adhesive material. I have had 2 quotes from tilers who are both quite expensive for the small job. Can anyone suggest how I could do this myself or would you recommended paying the extra expense for them to removal it. It looks like it could be a hard job.
Re: Removal of Cork Flooring2
Dec 05, 2006 10:00 pm
It is a hard job! Got a good shovel? That’s how you’ll be doing it.
Then you’ll have to sand the top of the floor back to get the excess glue off before you do anything else.
I guess it depends how much back breaking work you’re prepared to do.
Get a few quotes, and weigh up your choices.
If it were me…..I‘d get someone else to do it. Just to know it was done properly, they can then progress onto the tiling (if that’s what your doing)
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Re: Removal of Cork Flooring3
Dec 06, 2006 8:15 am
You don't really want to sand the adhesive - it will tear the sanding belts to shreds.
If you can't chemically remove the adhesive, it may be easier to jack-hammer the concrete and lay a self-levelling concrete screed.
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