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Removing floor coating under kitchen units - wooden floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by RobinL, 10 Jul 2011.

  1. RobinL

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    Hello all,

    I live in a converted school building which had the original wooden floors. I've been making a few modifications to kitchen units to gain more space.

    When moving around kitchen units, I have found that the floor has had some coating applied underneath the kitchen units. There is a small section which is now visible (used to be under the built in fridge).

    I'd love to know what this is and if it's possible to get rid of it and restore the floor to it's wooden finish.

    See here for a picture:
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    Thanks very much for any help,


    Robin
     
  2. DAZB

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    It looks like some sort of adhesive so try using a scraper on it and see what happens. If it's resisitng arrest maybe a gentle bit of heat from a heat gun or even a hairdryer may soften it but be careful not to get it hot and be aware it may give off fumes.
     
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    Thanks very much, the heat worked a treat
     
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