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Removing Foam backed Carpet from Concrete floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by MatStyles, 28 Aug 2015.

  1. MatStyles

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    Hello all, new poster here, hope you can help.

    Our attached garage has been converted and used as a room for 20+ years. I'm in the process of turning it back into a garage again so I now want to remove the carpet back to the concrete underneath. Its reasonably level and I want to put some heavy duty interlocking vinyl tiles down.

    Unfortunately it is foam backed and was glued down - hence much of the foam remains firmly stuck to the concrete when I'm taking it up.

    I'm guessing its going to be fun times with a scraper and (possibly) chemicals but any advice on products to use and the best way to tackle it? Anything I could hire?

    Thanks

    Mat
     
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    A spade might work.
     
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    I wonder if a strimmer might work??!
     
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    Oh dear ! Looks like I'm in for a rough time then!

    Ah well thanks anyway looks like a floor scraper and supply of elbow grease is on the cards.
     
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