House Reno : Removing Lino

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  1. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

    sliceoftoast

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    Hi world

    Any one got any tips on how to rip up Lino that has been glued down? This is stuff is only in the kitchen.

    Any tools / techniques recommendations ? We are currently struggling to get this stuff up and out of the house.
     
  2. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    Hair dryer, or even better a heat gun, to soften up the glue and make it easier to pull up.
     
  3. sliceoftoast thread starter macrumors 6502

    sliceoftoast

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    Thanks for the reply and advice i will giver that a go :)
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    what's it glued to? long pole scraper and heat gun work well it it's been glued to solid surface like concrete, not so much if it's been glued to plywood. if it's glued to hardwood that you are going to refinish, you can scrape and then sand the rest to make it go quicker, but beware the evil dust from hell... mask/suit is a must!

    could you leave it and cover with another layer or must it be removed?

    lots of different ways to deal with it, just depend on your situation and where you are going next. none are easy or fun, sorry... :(
     

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