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Underlay floor glue

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Does anyone know how to remove this glue from a hardwood floor, hopefully without damaging the floor itself. Someone ripped my vinyl floor out of my kitchen and left one h.. of a mess to clean up. The whole point was to try and save the hardwood floor.

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I'm not sure what can get rid

I'm not sure what can get rid of adhesive on a large scale, though I'm sure any flooring store could possibly suggest something. Do not lose hope though as REAL hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished to look gorgeous! :) They have monster sanders for that to do it right, or one could use a smaller sander.

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Joined: 2010-09-20
Yikes!

I totally agree with mouse. I would rent a big floor sander and then refinish it. You will be glad you did. Even better if you can afford to pay a pro to do it.
Good luck! I love my hardwood floors!

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Joined: 2010-06-24
lay out a towel drenched in

lay out a towel drenched in warm water for the night over a patch of the glue. Then check in the morning to see if it has softened/is able to be peeled off easier. May require more time but this works on most older tar/asphalt based vinyl adhesive junk.

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Interesting Drew

Sure worth a try....

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