Removing floor tile adhesive

Fang_Farrier

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Am lifting some vinyl floor tiles from utility room.
Adhesive is very sticky.

The floor underneath is chipboard.

Sensible suggestions as to how to remove it?

It's like walking on a giant glue trap at minute.
 
What are you going to put down on top on the chipboard?
If its laminate flooring, this usually has an underlay, could you put the underlay directly onto the adhesive?
 
A carefully used heatgun to soften it up + scraper perchance?
Never done it...just a thought.
 
Have you tried floor tile adhesive remover?

Hope this helps.
 
What are you going to put down on top on the chipboard?
If its laminate flooring, this usually has an underlay, could you put the underlay directly onto the adhesive?
Or stick a thin layer of hardboard/MDF on top of the glue to give a clean surface to work on?
 

anglo

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If you want to lay tiles? Replace the chipboard with plywood as you shouldn't tile on chipboard,
otherwise, cover chipboard with thin plywood as removing the glue is nigh imposable,
Not as I've made that mistake :rolleyes:
 
Or stick a thin layer of hardboard/MDF on top of the glue to give a clean surface to work on?
Clingfilm would be a damn sight cheaper (and funny as **** when @Fang_Farrier gets cocooned by it, then stuck to the floor).
 

Fang_Farrier

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What are you going to put down on top on the chipboard?
If its laminate flooring, this usually has an underlay, could you put the underlay directly onto the adhesive?
Mrs F is in charge of that. Some sort of linoleum type flooring
 

Fang_Farrier

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Have you tried floor tile adhesive remover?

Hope this helps.
Only have this afternoon to do this, lino is getting laid the morn.

Nearest DIY superstore type place is 50 miles away
 

Fang_Farrier

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Have you tried soaking it with warm water and detergent and then a scraper to lift it off
Have a cloth on a test area soaking as I chisel off the rest!
 
I've never tried it but a strong solution of soda crystals (green 1kg pack in the cleaning aisle) might help. It gets most things off.

Alternatively, newspaper. Lay with the crossword page uppermost to give you something to do while you're waiting for the lino layers.
 
Flat bladed shovel?
 
 
Only have this afternoon to do this, lino is getting laid the morn.

Nearest DIY superstore type place is 50 miles away
Best you get going then. Chop chop.
 

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