Vinyl Floor Disposal GuideAside from the physical aspect of taking up vinyl flooring, there’s the matter of disposing of it properly. After all, you can’t just roll it out to the curb because the local trash collection agency won’t pick it up. Which means you’ll have to find another way to unload it.
Let’s be clear: It’s no fun to remove vinyl flooring. Peeling up the material itself is no picnic, but the real trial is to get rid of the glue that had been securing the vinyl to the subfloor. The only silver lining here is that while tedious and time-consuming, it’s certainly not complicated to remove vinyl flooring. No special tools or advanced skills are required. It’s really only a matter of elbow grease. —Bob Vila.comThe best way to do this is to call a local junk removal service to come and pick up and haul away the debris. This way, you can take advantage of the opportunity and offload a bunch of other unwanted stuff at the very same time. The more you unload, the less you have to deal with in the future.
New Smyrna Beach Vinyl Floor Removal and DisposalWhen it’s time for a change or there’s extensive damage, it’s time for that old flooring to go. Here are the basic vinyl floor removal steps to follow:
- Test it for asbestos. It’s of utmost importance to first confirm it’s safe to proceed. Which means you need to test of asbestos to ensure that it’s safe to take up on your own or it requires a professional service.
- Begin in a corner. Much like removing carpet from a space, you need to start in a corner. This is where it’s easiest to grab ahold of the vinyl to pull up. If one corner is too difficult, just try another. Use pliers or another tool to grab a corner and begin to pull it away from the subfloor. But, do this will caution so you don’t damage the subfloor.
- Scrape away the adhesive. It’s highly likely you’ll need to use a floor scraper to remove the vinyl from the subfloor, which will expose the adhesive underneath. Scrape the adhesive but do so carefully to avoid gauging the subfloor.
- Take the time to deep clean the subfloor. Sweep the floor thoroughly and then use a shop vacuum to clean up any loose remnants. If adhesive still remains on the subfloor, you’ll have to go ahead and repeat steps above, as necessary to finish it right.