Clearwater Terrazzo Floor Carpet Removal and Disposal Guide

terrazzo floor carpet removalTerrazzo floor carpet removal is not particularly difficult but it does require a bit of time and effort. (That is, if it’s not glue-down carpet. Should that be the case, it’s going to take a lot more labor to get it up and hopefully, won’t permanently cause damage.) However, if it’s installed with normal tacking, you can do much to all of the work on your own.

Terrazzo Floor Carpet Disposal

The real challenge will come in with getting rid of the old materials. Typically, local trash collections won’t pick up remodeling debris. And, this is especially true if it’s particularly large. Or, if there are any hazardous materials involved.
Terrazzo floors are a popular kind of floor that gives the look and feel of marble without the expensive price tag. These floors are made out of chips of marble that is mixed with concrete then covered with a layer of wax to give it a shine. Terrazzo floors are popular in homes as well as business settings. Keeping terrazzo floors clean and maintained is a process that takes a lot of time. As a result, many owners will partially cover the terrazzo floors with carpet. If you want to remove the carpet you will also leave behind carpet nails. Removing the nails can damage terrazzo floors unless removed properly. —Do It Yourself.com
Even if it’s just common residential carpet, you’ll still have a challenge with getting rid of it. This is due to the fact that it’s not exactly a normal item you put in the trash. So, be sure to schedule a junk removal service to come out and pick up all that debris when you’re done to get it out of the way. And, take the opportunity to offload a bunch of unwanted junk at the same time.

Clearwater Terrazzo Floor Carpet Removal Guide

Now, if it is carpet installed over terrazzo, you’ll only need a pair of pliers, along with a working utility knife. Here’s how to go about terrazzo floor carpet removal:
  • Pull up the carpet in a corner. You’ll need to start the take up process in a corner. Once it’s beginning to pull up, take careful notice of the terrazzo to ensure it’s in good condition. If it’s still in good condition, continue on.
  • Roll the carpet and then the padding. After pulling up a corner and examining the terrazzo underneath, you can then pull it up from one wall to another and then across the room. After rolling up the carpet, do the same with the padding.
  • Remove the carpet tacking from the floor. Next, you’ll need to uninstall the tacking strips along the perimeter of the room. You’ll need to exercise caution here so you don’t accidentally damage the terrazzo.
  • Sweep the floor and then clean it thoroughly . Once the carpet, padding, and tacking is gone, sweep the floor and then give it a good cleaning to finish the job.
When you need carpet removal and disposal, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services.

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