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  • Removing linoleum

     Joe updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 14 Posts
  • Jessica

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Hi Joe,

    We will be putting LVP throughout our entire basement . Most of the basement is just bare concrete but there is linoleum glued down to the concrete in the bathroom and then it extends a into the hall and into the entrance way. It’s very difficult to remove but it is necessary to do right if we don’t want to use transition strips ?

    Thanks ,

    Jess

  • Joe

    Administrator
    March 24, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    No, share some pics to better help.

  • Jessica

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Here are some pics .

  • Joe

    Administrator
    March 24, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Can you watch this video?

  • Joe

    Administrator
    March 24, 2021 at 1:46 pm
    • Jessica

      Member
      May 14, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Joe,

      So we took a month and a bit off from our basement flooring job- partially because we got a little overwhelmed. When we removed the linoleum (with a rented floor scraper) we discovered another layer of very thin linoleum underneath that almost looks like tile. The problem is that it didn’t extend through all the rooms or even fully through the bathroom. Perhaps there was a big reno. It looks like some sort of floor leveller was put down where the second layer of floor wasn’t. Im wondering if this is still something we can manage ourselves . Ive attached some pictures but will take more if they don’t capture what you need to see. Do you think we can go the route of applying a layer of thin set to even everything out?

      Thanks for your help. I have a few days off and hope to get back into it!

      Jessica

  • Jessica

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks Joe that was very helpful. The linoleum is in the bathroom and the room labeled other with the stairwell and a bit in the hall. We will remove it with one of the techniques you showed us. I’ll post the answers to your questions on the other thread .

    Jess

  • Angus

    Member
    April 1, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Joe,

    This is my first time posting a question, so please let me know if I should be posting this elsewhere. Like Jessica, I am removing some linoleum in preparation for a LVP installation. I am working on a master bathroom with a wood subfloor. The linoleum is coming up relatively easily, but in several spots the adhesive is very difficult to scrape up (I am using one of the large scrapers you suggested). The spaces where we have linoleum are too small to warrant renting a machine, but I would welcome some pro tips to make this portion of the job easier. Please see the attached photo.

    Thank you in advance,

    Angus

  • Joe

    Administrator
    April 2, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Watch this Angus-

    http://somup.com/crfnIlbGep

    • Angus

      Member
      April 2, 2021 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Joe,

      I removed the lino and discovered that there is a 1/4 floor over the actual subfloor. I am including another photo see what I am dealing with. This particular photo shows the transition between the bathroom and the bedroom. We are installing the VLP in the bathroom and it will be matching up with new carpet and pad in the adjacent bedroom. The new carpet and pad will be pretty thick, so I am wondering what to do next with respect to the additional subfloor in the bathroom. Should I leave the additional subfloor and just try to scrape up what remains of the felt or do I need to remove that 1/4″ subfloor altogether?

  • Joe

    Administrator
    April 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I would only remove the 1/4 inch subfloor if the bedroom connected was also getting plank. It sounds to me that it is not, so I would leave it and just clean it up. I would not have removed any of the vinyl.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 17, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Yes, you can smooth that out. Use either ardex feather finish or henry’s 549. You can buy it st home depot or lowe’s or on amazon.

  • Jessica

    Member
    May 21, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks Joe. One more question- when we removed the linoleum in the entrance way a paper layer was left behind. It is removable with effort but could I apply ardex over it?

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 22, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Yes you can.

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