Indoor-Outdoor Carpet DisposalOkay, so there are two big sets of challenges in front of you. The first is the actual removal. The second is what to do with it once it’s up. For the most part, you can just call a local junk removal company to haul it away. When they come by, take the opportunity to offload and purge whatever else you no longer want, need, or don’t use. You can really lighten the load and free up a good amount of space and kill two birds with one stone.
Removing outdoor 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.comAlso, you’ll have one additional challenge. And, that’s not damaging the subfloor underneath. If it’s concrete, this might not be a problem. But, even if it is, or another material, there’s a chance you can damage it. So, proceed with caution to avoid causing yourself additional work, time, and expense.
Venice DIY Indoor-Outdoor Carpet RemovalTo remove indoor-outdoor carpet, you’ll have to do it step-by-step. Unfortunately, there are no workable shortcuts. So, here’s how to to indoor-outdoor carpet removal right. Start by emptying the room completely. Leave no furniture or decor behind. Then, do the following to remove indoor-outdoor carpet:
- Cut big sections. If the carpet is glued down, you’ll have no choice but to cut it into sections to make it a little more workable. Use a utility knife to cut four to six large sections to get starting places.
- 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.
- Scrape the indoor-outdoor carpet. If you have removed any of the indoor-outdoor carpet, congratulations. As for the rest, you’ll need a floor scraper to take it up.
- Remove the adhesive from the subfloor. Use glue dissolution solvent to remove the adhesive. Follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully, then let the space air out. Follow this with disinfecting the surface before installing a replacement.