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How to Remove Vinyl Flooring?

Steps for removing vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice for many homes and businesses due to its durability and easy maintenance. However, there may come a time when you need to remove your vinyl flooring. Whether you’re replacing it with new flooring or just want to return to the original surface beneath, removing vinyl flooring can be a daunting task.

Here are some tips on how to remove vinyl flooring:

Safety first

When working with any chemicals or power tools, always take safety precautions. Wear gloves, goggles and a dust mask to protect yourself from harmful chemicals and particles.

Clean the area

Before starting the removal process, it’s important to clean the area thoroughly. This will help ensure that the new flooring adheres properly and also protect your health by reducing the amount of dust and debris that you’re exposed to.

Remove baseboards

In most cases, you’ll need to remove the baseboards before starting to remove the vinyl flooring. This can be done with a pry bar or a putty knife. Be careful not to damage the wall surface as you remove the baseboards.

Start removing from the centre

Once the baseboards have been removed, start removing the vinyl flooring from the centre of the room and work your way out. If you’re using a power tool, be sure to keep it moving to avoid damaging the underlying surface.

Remove glue

Once the vinyl flooring has been removed, you may need to remove any residual glue that’s left behind. This can be done with a putty knife or a chemical adhesive remover.

Tidy up

Once the vinyl flooring has been removed, dispose of it properly and vacuum or sweep the area to remove any debris. If you’re planning on installing new flooring, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for preparing the surface.

Removing vinyl flooring can be a time-consuming and messy process, but following these tips will help make it go as smoothly as possible.

Contact Avellino Flooring

If you would like to know more about removing vinyl flooring or are interested in having us install new flooring for you, please contact us today. We specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring and would be happy to help you choose the best option for your home or business.