Remodeling Debris DisposalLike most big home improvements, sheet vinyl flooring removal is serious business. Not because it requires a host of specialized tools or skills. But, because it’s just difficult. It’s very work intensive and takes a whole lot of time and effort to get it done. And, also like a number of renovations, you’ll need to plan in advance for what to do with the remodeling debris.
One of the most frustrating home remodeling tasks is trying to remove an old sheet vinyl or vinyl floor. Even when the sheet vinyl is pulled off, things only get worse. Now you’re faced with gobs of old glue that seem harder than meteorites all over the floor. —ImproveNetThis is due to the fact that sheet vinyl flooring can contain hazardous materials, like asbestos. For older homes, this is more likely and that means you can’t just toss it out on the curb or even put it in a dumpster you rent. It’s best to have a junk removal service come and pick it up, instead. This way, you won’t have to deal with the hauling or disposal.
Venice DIY Vinyl Floor RemovalTo begin the DIY vinyl floor removal process, you’ll first need to empty out the room. Don’t leave anything behind, including any decor and/or furniture. Then, do the following:
- Test for asbestos first. There’s a possibility that linoleum flooring can contain asbestos. So, don’t take a chance and test for the substance before you do anything else. If it tests positive, you’ll need to bring in a professional crew.
- Carefully remove the linoleum. Start with a corner and attempt to pull up the linoleum from that corner over to the opposing side. If it’s glued down, you won’t be able to pull it off the subfloor. So, use a floor scraper to remove the linoleum.
- Remove the adhesive. There are plenty of adhesive removers available. But, these can soak into the hardwood and damage it permanently. Try using steam or even boiling water to loosen the adhesive. Then, use a floor scraper to remove any remnants of the glue.
- Junk the old linoleum floor. Now the linoleum flooring is up, you can junk it. But, it’s also possible to reuse it, if it remains in good condition. You might have a use for it in another location.