When I first purchased my home, the floors were covered in the ugliest wall to wall carpeting I had ever seen, so naturally the first thing I did was have them removed, only to discover the hardwood floor underneath. How do we remove the fresh gummy glue from the floor? Reply. It’s a project for an optimist if there ever was one: removing carpet to expose the wood floor underneath. While it pays to work slowly to remove the carpet whether it was secured with adhesive, a tack strip and staples or both it’s understandable to feel a growing sense of anticipation before you lay eyes on the floor for the first time.
Old carpet padding is so grossand almost stickyand crumblyand filthy. Original hardwood floors in living room after removing carpet. If you asked Forrest Gump about removing carpets from floors, he might tell you: Taking up carpet is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. Ohio, said it’s possible that the wood floor under an old carpet is in good shape, but in some cases the floor is damaged, and in other rare cases there is no hardwood floor at all under the carpet. If the wood floors under the carpet are in good shape, they can be cleaned and used immediately, Auten said. I’ve read online suggestions of hardwood floor cleaner, Goo-Gone, soapy water, and even dry ice. Other padding out there exists if you ever want to revert to the wood floor after carpeting. Matt: Refinishing a floor is a LOT easier with the modern machines than with the old drum sanders.
I recently removed an old carpet and the underlying padding from a hard wood floor. I’ve tried a green scrubby and warm water but this kind of works but after it dries you can still see the spotty dullness left from the carpet padding. I’d try a wood floor cleaner first, then Goo Gone. How to remove carpet and refinish wood floors: PART 1. Do you see all that paint on the floor? It looked like the people who renovated the house knew they were going to lay carpet down after they painted the room because there was pretty much just random paint splatters everywhere. We will need to get all that paint and old stain and poly off of the old floors. You want to get it very smooth and clean looking so that you can apply the new stain and polyurethane and get a pretty finish. When we removed the carpet when we purchased the home, the hardwood floors look like they just need to be cleaned thoroughly! (ONLY ABOUT 30YRS OF DIRT!) The other problem that we see is that little pieces of the carpet pad are stuck to the hardwood floors, and seem to have imprinted on the hardwood floors (I think it is more like they are noticeable because of all the dirt and dust on them, and if we could locate a good cleaner they would not need to be sanded. If that is the case, There is a product made by Dura Seal called Renovator, for cleaning and refurbishing old waxed floors. How long should I wait to replace the furniture after the final coat on our floors?
Goodbye, Green Carpet! Hello, Original Hardwood Floors!
I prefer hardwood floors (have hardwood floors where I have been renting), but the house is mostly carpet. Is it possible to just rip up the carpet, remove nails/tacs, clean the floors, and be done? 3 more layers of flooring: another old carpet, some hardwood that was in bad condition, and terracotta tiles. The house is 50 years old and the floor is oak. It is also unlikely that an unfinished piece of wood would be anything but rough and splintery after 50 years as a subfloor. If it is an oil finish, then you need special oil-based cleaners. I will just give you a simple way of removing the carpet adhesive which is usually an ugly job to do. Learn how to remove carpet adhesive, padding, glue, in 5 easy steps. When you find hardwood floors under your old carpet, you would probably want to remove the carpet and let the natural beauty of a hardwood floor stand out, or you may just want to replace it with another type or color of carpet. After which, an all-purpose adhesive remover may be used. Under old, soiled, dirty carpet may be a beautiful wood floor screaming to be reintroduced to your home. Coating your floors with a clean, new finish is about as satisfying as it gets. Four Methods:Prep Your Floor for RefinishRemove the Old Finish by SandingRemove the Old Finish with a Chemical StripperApply the New FinishCommunity Q&A. 6 cm) deep, they’re ready to be concealed with a little bit of filler that you’ll make after sanding down the rest of the flooring. Rubbery carpet padding can fuse onto a hardwood floor. After 26 hours of labor, I found out how (and how not) to remove carpet padding from hardwood floors. In the end, it took twenty-six hours of labor to clean the padding off the entire floor. I have ths same problem but with 825 sq ft of hardwood floor to clean. The padding is more than 50 years old and it is stuck stuck to the floor. Clean the floors first & remove as much of the old carpet/cushion as possible.
How Do I Remove Carpet Pad Marks, Gooies, Fuzzies From Hardwood Floor
Remove the carpet by inserting a prybar in between the carpet and the baseboard, starting in the corner of the room. Clean the area thoroughly with denatured alcohol, and continue until the floor is free of residue. After the first sanding, you can move to a medium and the fine-grade sandpaper. Tried swifer hardwood floor cleaner to no avail. I replaced the 5 boards which were damaged after trying to sand the stain away. After removing an old carpet I white spots on our floors? Should I use wood bleach to get rid of these deep stains? How do we remove the. Revealing old wood floors under carpet, tile, and other floor coverings can expose many concerns when trying to revive them. There nothing more disheartening than to know you have hardwood floors, and have unseen damage after removing to carpets prior to move in. Urethane will NOT adhere to waxed floors, or floors that have been contaminated by cleaning products and other foreign materials such as over spray of furniture polish.
We’ve found that Murphy’s Oil Soap does a great job of cleaning crud off wood. After the carpet has been removed and the tack strips are pulled up, wood putty then can be used to fill the holes. Older hardwoods under decades of carpet or layers of old linoleum? Can they be brought back to life? What’s it going to take?. After refinishing. Before. Removing old carpeting can reveal a hidden treasure of beautiful flooring underneath. Dude, removing wall to wall carpeting (and all the layers under it) is no joke. And after we got over the sadness of not having old hardwoods under there to revive, we got excited about picking out new flooring. I had never restored old wood floors before and. Here’s what the floors looked like just after the old, stained carpet was removed. The first thing I did was sweep and vacuum the entire house. Q: I have been told that my old floors are beyond repair and I am better off reinstalling a new floor. A: Obviously it depends on the kind of carpet and the kind of floor you choose to install. My old house had laminate and I’ve tried everything a steam mop, a steam vacuum mop, the regular mop by hand method, and I always had streaky laminate floors.