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Flood Damaged or Old Flooring

Aug 18, 2007
Perhaps you have recently had a flood recently, you will need to have all your flooring removed, this diy guide will give the best ways on removing the flooring that you have down. What tools have you got at hand, if you have tiles it can be very difficult especially if you do not have powerful tools, sure a chisel and hammer will get through the tiles, it will take you a extremely long time to do it, the best way to get tiles from the floor is to use a kango, you may notice that the grouting may stick onto the floor instead of coming off with the tiles, there are ways to help get it more easily.

When using the kango go to the edge of the tile where they join together and then push the kango as deep as you can for about 10 seconds and then gradually go down and under the tile, eventually bringing the tile up. If this is done right it will bring all the grouting up as well as keeping the tile in one piece.

Obviously sometimes during your diy flooring removal project you will not be able to get all the grouting up, but most of the time it is easy to get off with the kango, if possible swap between persons using it, as you will gain a large amount of debris from the flooring.

Carpets are quite easy to replace just remove the old one pulling up with a little bit of force at times to get them off the floor binders, then choose your new carpet after measuring the room out, double check the measurements to make sure you get it right or you may end up with areas not covered by carpet.

Maybe you have wood flooring, will it be hard to remove it, well it shouldnt be as long as you use the right tools and techniques, with wood flooring you could use the kango but being brittle you could end up with more mess than its worth, if its just a slide in floor then it will be as easy to take apart as it is to put together.

But in some cases it will be grouted to the ground so you will need to use a chisel and hammer to remove it use the same technique as you would with the kango removing tiles, getting underneath and pulling up the tile in one. You may end up with some excess grouting underneath so just chisel it off.
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