Glue-Down Carpet DisposalAs with any type of remodeling project, your first order of business is to prepare for the debris. This will quickly pile up as you work along, and become overwhelming if you haven’t planned for it. So, have a local junk hauling service ready to go. This way, when it’s time, all that material and debris can easily be picked up and taken away so you don’t have to deal with it.
Removing outdoor [or glue-down] carpet is no easy task – often it is glued down to cement and makes the task much more difficult than removing indoor carpeting. As carpeting outdoors can make or break the environment and mood of the space, replacing an old worn out carpet though a difficult task can be rewarding by remaking the space into an enjoyable one. —Do It Yourself.comOften times, in offices and retail spaces, the carpet is commercial grade. This makes it more durable, to lessen the wear caused by heavy foot traffic. Over time, even commercial grade carpet begins to show signs of wear. Eventually, it must be replaced with new flooring.
Seminole Glue-Down Carpet Removal Hacks You can UseTo remove glued-down carpet, you’ll have to do it step-by-step. Unfortunately, there are no workable shortcuts. Here’s the top glue-down carpet removal hacks you can use:
- Empty the room of furniture. Now is a great time to get rid of that old futon sofa or worn out outdoor furniture. Even if you’re going to keep the furniture, it must be temporarily relocated so you have ample room to work and you don’t need to be shuffling it around.
- Cut the carpet into sections with a utility knife. Carefully cut into the carpet with a utility knife lengthwise, creating a strip of about two to three feet wide. Start on one side and cut several strips. This will help to make the carpet removal a little less laborious.
- Start with the corners. Once you’ve cut out the sections, it’s time to (try) to pull up as much as you can. You might get lucky and pull up whole sections, but this is unlikely.
- Remove the adhesive from the subfloor. Lastly, you’ll need to remove the adhesive from the subfloor using glue dissolution solvent. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to get the best results.