It might be hard to understand why a previous owner would put in vinyl tiles on hardwood floors, but it occurs. Maybe the flooring was ruined, the tiles were installed to protect the ground or it was a design option. Regardless, eliminating vinyl backing after tile removal on hardwood flooring can be a challenge. If you realize potential and the beauty on your real estate and look past the issue, this home improvement project is worth energy and the time.
Peel away as much of the vinyl as possible. Put these pieces on a cloth or paper towel to ensure they don’t restick into the wood. Discard the old financing.
Heat the backing using a heat gun. Considering that the vinyl is eliminated and only the backing remains, it won’t take much heat to soften underlying glues and the backing. Avoid applying direct heat to areas where there’s only and no backing residual glue remains.
Hold a razor blade or putty knife level with the backing and put it away gently. Gouging the wood flooring surface with knife or the blade. Until you are sure it’s chilled after heating it don’t touch the backing. Peel pieces of backing away.
. A number of these goods are available in spray form and many others require you to pour a few drops of mist. Wipe the wood surface with fabric and the solvent. Apply light pressure and wash the surface in a linear motion. Wipe the floor clean with a cloth.