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removing vinyl floor

We had the vinyl in the bathroom full of water when is cold outside next to the exterior wall. I've decided to remove the base board and isolate the base of the wall. I discovered a crack on the concrete and I had to remove the vinyl to pour some Quikrete. Finally I decided to change the vinyl with vinyl tiles.
I really don't know what to do right now. The vinyl used was so low quality , I think, it is just paper with a thin plastic over it and I don't know how to clean all the mess after I peel the vinyl from the concrete, it is a mixture of paper and some glue.

Please give me any advice!

Re: removing vinyl floor

Get yourself a professional floor scr aper (about $20) and start working on your floor. If it's stubborn, apply heat on the vinyl to soften it.

Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's not.

Re: removing vinyl floor

Agree 100% with Dj1

Re: removing vinyl floor

Thanks a lot! I am heading Lowes :)

Re: removing vinyl floor

Once you have removed the top layer of vinyl a little water to the felt backing and it comes off the floor like butter using a putty knife......let me know if this helps you!dont be afriad to let it soak a little...kinda like wallpaper now that im thinking about it

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