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Removing caulking and cork

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Burnsie1983, 16 May 2021.

  1. Burnsie1983

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    So, my old laminate flooring was obviously a DIY job (and not a very good one).

    I'm having carpets down, and when removing the cork was was shoved in the expansion gap, I've found a section that was caulked on.

    Any ideas how to get it off? If I try grab it with pliers, all I get is a few mm.
     

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    In order of increasing speed: Sharp wood chisel, multitool with scraper blade (noisy), long handle for scraper (manual) or electric floor scraper (hire in - they look like a big orbital sander with a flat blade instead of sandpaper and a long handle at the back so you can use them whilst standing)

    Thing is, a given solution mughtvwofk in one floor, but not the next. Some experimentation be needed to arrive at the ideal solution
     
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