Indoor-outdoor carpet removal is no easy task. In fact, it's one of the most difficult floor coverings to remove. Make no mistake about it, this is laborious and time-consuming work that will take a whole lot of elbow grease. Not only that, once it's gone, you'll still have to deal with the subfloor underneath. Moreover, you'll then need to select the right replacement.
What to Know about Indoor-Outdoor Carpet Removal
The first thing you need to know about indoor-outdoor carpet removal is that it usually entails a good deal of scraping to get it up. It's generally glued down to the subfloor with adhesive that's made to last for decades. So, it's not like you can just pinch at a corner then pull it up and roll it up. (Unless it is installed with floor tacking, which means your job just got a whole lot easier.)
Removing outdoor carpet is no easy task – often it is glued down to cement and makes the task much more difficult than removing indoor carpeting. As carpeting outdoors can make or break the environment and mood of the space, replacing an old worn out carpet though a difficult task can be rewarding by remaking the space into an enjoyable one. --Do It Yourself.com
Another thing you must consider is that it could well take more than just a day or two to get the entire thing up and out. There is a distinct possibility it will take two to three days of big time effort. (Not to mention the adhesive cleanup and flooring disinfecting that's also part of the job.)
Glen Echo Indoor-Outdoor Carpet Removal
Now, let's get to the steps involved with indoor-outdoor carpet removal. While there are many things you actually need to do, each will take a whole lot of time. Here's how to do indoor-outdoor carpet removal the DIY way:
- Cut big sections. If the carpet is glued down, you'll have no choice but to cut it into sections to make it a little more workable. Use a utility knife to cut four to six large sections to get starting places.
- Start with the corners. Once you've cut out the sections, it's time to (try) to pull up as much as you can. You might get lucky and pull up whole sections, but this is unlikely.
- Scrape the indoor-outdoor carpet. If you have removed any of the indoor-outdoor carpet, congratulations. As for the rest, you'll need a floor scraper to take it up.
- Remove the adhesive from the subfloor. Use glue dissolution solvent to remove the adhesive. Follow the manufacturer' directions carefully, then let the space air out. Follow this with disinfecting the surface before installing a replacement.
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