Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Best way to remove carpet that has been glued to other flooring

Cori WidenLokieJanet Pizaro


Old carpet in the whole house, but this particular carpet is in the kitchen. I can not pull it up, and it appears to be glued to old flooring that could be linoleum or something similar. I need a fool-proof way to remove it.

4 answers
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Unfortunately, this sounds like a tough job. The carpet glue sounds like it is really holding well, so you will probably just need to work hard to pull it out. One thing that might help is to cut the carpet into strips about 1-2 feet wide....then try to pull it out. That may be a little more manageable than trying to pull the whole thing up at once. Then, roll up each strip and tie it with string to dispose of it a little more easily. Hope this helps. Good luck!
  • Lokie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    When we removed glued down carpet we pulled up all we could but where left with carpet backing and glue. We used a heat gun and scraper with lots of hard work.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Exactly. You can't really avoid the elbow grease, but it's totally doable! Let us know how it goes and if you have any questions while you're working on it!
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