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Old 11-09-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Any Input? Glued Down Flooring.

We have a job to do, remove approx. 100 sq.ft. of Mokawk ( I believe )3/8" t&g, 5" wide flooring. It is glued down to a concrete slab with the glue from hell! It has been wet for approx. 5 days now, and still will not release. The flooring is a mdf type material, with a thin layer or wood on top. We have tried all of our thoughts here!
Any input will be great-full! Thanks, dave

ps, the glue is softer, and tacky, but ever time you try to pry, force, lift, it just crumbles!!!

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:03 PM   #3
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Cut it into 12" columns so you don't have to pry up long section. Get a burke bar.
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why is it wet?

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: Any Input? Glued Down Flooring.

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Total overkill for 100 square feet.

Sounds like you should remove the floor however you can. And try and use a hand grinder to remove the glue. Throw some kitty litter on the glue, or else the hand grinder will just smear it instead of taking it off.
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