Asked on Mar 10, 2018

Best way to remove entryway 5x5 nasty carpet glued to cement?

SharonKathy Jones AdamsGk
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$700 is cheapest to take up and replace. Can I glue on top. Or what?

6 answers
  • Gk
    on Mar 10, 2018

    You should be able to get that carpet off yourself. Pull it off and scrap the glue ridges--maybe even sand. You may not get it all off. Then use some kind of flooring to cover it. Carpet. Laminate floor. Tiles and grout. 5 x 5 is not a very big space. There is no way it should cost 700.00 to redo it. You do not want to go over the top of it--the carpet needs to be removed.
    • Terry Perkal
      on Mar 10, 2018

      True however I am 74 and if hiredI have to have a contractor. If I can do it on the week end I can sneak it in.
  • Janice
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Here is a link from a person who has dealt with this very problem: https://www.lovelyetc.com/how-to-remove-glued-down-carpet/
    Best to remove it completely and start fresh!
  • Terry Perkal
    on Mar 10, 2018

    This I know. However I am 74 to hard. Therefore the $700. price.
  • Gk
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Is there any way that you can get help from a neighbor, a younger friend or a relative? The area is just so small that I think having to pay 700.00 to do it is way, way, way out of line. Where did you get that estimate?? Did you check with a local Home Depot--often times they install for free. I just am worried that someone is trying to take advantage of you. 700.00 is just too much for a 5 x 5 area.
  • Kathy Jones Adams
    on Mar 11, 2018

    We got almost that qoute for 900 ft it is a hard job got grandson razor scraper glue desolver and face mask
  • Sharon
    on Mar 11, 2018

    Never met a carpet I couldn't yank up.... sometimes run a box knife to cut into smaller strips. No you cannot glue something on top and be safe.
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