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fishin ike

removing vinyl floor from concrete

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I'm putting tile in my basement bathroom and need to remove the existing vinyl floor,any tips for getting the backing and glue up?

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Rent a floor buffer with a carbide tipped wheel. Be careful of any cracks in the concrete as this will send the buffer and YOU flying.

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Cut it into 4" strips and try scrapping with ice scrapper. If that doesn't work, rent a power scraper. How old is the flooring? If too old-might contain asbestos, can't remember what year they took it out of flooring materials. Google it-should be able to tell what year asbestos was removed from vinyl flooring and floor tile.

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