I am remodeling a very old house. The whole house has maple floors. Every room we were able to sand and get ready to refinish. Then we came to the last bedroom and there is vinyl tile over the hardwood. Half of the room the tiles just popped up. Then we run into tar paper/roofing paper that is between the tiles and hardwood. It must of been there for years because it will not come up. It is stuck to the hardwood flooring and has to be scraped off. Is there an easier way to get remove the roofing paper other than a hand scraper? Is there a solvent the will dissolve the tar like mess on the hardwood? Would steam work?