Q: what are some easy ways to remove linoleum glued to the kitchen floor?
i've tried scraping and that's going awfully slow.
A: Time, time, time.
Pulling up linoleum floors that have been glued down can be difficult. It is one of those things that you need to be able to invest some time into. The first question is what type of subfloor do you have? It is easier with a concrete subfloor than a wood subfloor, but it can be managed. Either way, I have found it helpful to rent a walk-behind floor scraper. The one that I rent from my rental place is $40 for the whole day and comes with a scraper blade that is designed to be used on one side with concrete floors and the other side with wood floors. It has an adjustable handle that changes the angle of the blade against the floor. I like to use a steeper angle on concrete floors and a lesser angle for wood floors. I also like to use a utility blade knife to cut the linoleum into 2 feet wide strips. I have found that it helps by creating less stress against the floor while scraping it up, which keeps the number of breaks and slips down. I hope this has been helpful.
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